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Livistona - ribbon fan palm

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Native palm, probably the most cold-tolerant when mature, down to -5C; and copes with salty sea breezes, exposed sites, marshy soils. Large elegant fronds of ribbon-like foliage. Grown worldwide in arid and subtropical regions in rich moist soils.

Livistona decipiens, Livistona decora - ribbon fan palm  

DESCRIPTION: Attractive native palm with fan-shaped trailing leaves up to 3 metres in length, flowers with long sprays of cream coloured flowers.
USES: Plant as a feature in gardens, for larger gardens try planting in formal rows for a grand entrance.Reasonably cold tolerant when mature, down to -5C. The most southerly of our native palms, found as far south as Gippsland.
PLANTING: Prepare soil by digging through well composted manure to give your plant the best start. Plant in a full sun - partly shaded location in rich soil.
CARE: Apply a layer of mulch after planting, taking care not to cover the stem. Follow with a good watering and regular water for the next 12 weeks, or until the plant is established. Remove old fronds as needed - careful, the stalks are spiny.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 10-20 m H x 5 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tube-stock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm in height including the pot height of 80 mm x 42 mm wide.

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