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Borassus aethiopum


Order: Arecales
   Family: Arecaceae
            Genus: Borassus
                        Specie: Borassus aethiopum

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

Cultivation: Deep, porous, well-drained soil

Features: Large blue-green fronds; pendulous bunches of fruit

Uses: Tropical gardens Containers

Zones: 11-12

Description: Of wide occurrence in tropical Africa, this species grows to about 60 ft (18 m) tall with a crown of massive bluish green fronds up to 12 ft (3.5 m) long. The thick trunk may increase in diameter up to a height of around 25 ft (8 m), when the flowers are

Growth Habit: Single trunk topped by crown of fronds

Comments: Source of palm sugar

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