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Borassus flabellifer


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

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: Ranging in the wild from southern India and Sri Lanka all the way east to New Guinea and Indochina, the palmyra palm is similar in size to Borassus aethiopum and may show a similar pattern of swelling of the trunk, but its fronds may be larger, up

Growth Habit: Single trunk topped by crown of fronds

Comments: Source of palm sugar

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