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Arenga pinnata


Order: Arecales
   Family: Arecaceae
            Genus: Arenga
                        Specie: Arenga pinnata

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

Cultivation: Permanently moist soil in a sunny sheltered position

Features: Fronds may reach up to 40 ft (12 m) long

Uses: Containers

Zones: 10-12

Description: One of the largest species, Arenga pinnata is always single-trunked. It has been cultivated for so long in Southeast Asia that its wild origin is uncertain, but most likely it comes from far eastern India or Myanmar. It grows to about 60 ft (18 m)

Growth Habit: Single trunked with crown of fronds

Comments: Dies after completing the fruiting cycle; source of palm sugar

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