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Archontophoenix purpurea

Classification

Order: Arecales
   Family: Arecaceae
            Genus: Archontophoenix
                        Specie: Archontophoenix purpurea

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 80 ft (24 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, well-drained soil

Features: New fronds bronze color

Uses: Avenues Group plantings Tropical gardens

Zones: 9-12

Description: One of the recently recognized species, Archontophoenix purpurea is known from a limited area of very high-rainfall mountains rising steeply above the coast of far northern Queensland. Growing at altitudes of up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m) in steep gulli

Growth Habit: Single trunk with crown of fronds

Comments: Fast-growing palm







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