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Livistona chinensis /Chinese Fan Palm

Livistona chinensis  / Livistona chinensis
Cluster of fronds
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Cluster of fronds

Fruiting stalk with several thousands seeds

Relatively young specimen before a trunk begins to show below the heavy canopy of fronds

Fronds silhouetted against a blue sky

A beautiful young palm growing as an understory specimen in Windrush Gardens at the Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge

A big mass of fronds

Close-up of youn tree

Corner planting--this species too large for foundation planting

In a landscape by parking bay

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Scientific Name: Livistona chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Fan Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Purple, Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Palms and Palm-like Plants
Trees, Fruiting
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Chinese fan palms do well in full sun and are used in masses in both outdoor landscapes and interior spaces. Young plants like it better with part shade. The leaves are magnificant and may grow up to 5 feet in diameter and form a dense canopy on a solitary brown trunk. Small specimens look great in pots and planters while mature plants make a nice specimen in the landscape. Flowers are not significant but large bunches of fruit are spectacular.