Archontophoenix Cunninghamiana 'Illawara'
The Archontophoenix Cunninghamiana 'Illawara' Palm comes from the mountainous coastal region New South Wales in Australia. It is a stately and tropical looking palm. 8-10 long and arching, green-dark-green, feather-like leaves with drooping leaflets crown a smooth and slender, solitary trunk, ringed with leaf scars. When mature the larger distance between these leaf scars distinguishes the 'Illawara' from the normal Archotophoenix Cunninghamiana. The new emerging leaves can slso have a coppery or bronzy tint.
Better grown in a warm conservatory or atrium as it is only tolerant of a light frost. A beautiful and elegant palm which is difficult to find.
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ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA 'ILLAWARA'. Group
Latin Name: Archontophoenix Cunninghamiana 'Illawara' Palm
Common Name:King Palm. Bangalow Palm, Piccabean Palm.
Native to:New South Wales, Australia.
Hardiness: Tolerates only light frost.
Growth Characteristics: Stately and impressive single, slender trunk palm, with green-dark green feather- like leaves. Long narrow drooping leaflets. Evergreen. Inflorescences have lavender coloured blossom. Fast Growing.
Sunlight: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Well drained soil.
Moisture: Consistently moist.
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