WHOLESALE Caryota mitis (Clustering Fishtail Palm) NURSERIES
Grown for the attractive foliage Caryota mitis is commonly called the clustering fishtail palm. The foliage differs from most palm trees and this is its appeal. As it matures it clumps and forms multiple trunks. It is not a self cleaning palm so old dead foliage will need to be removed.
Although it is by nature a tropical palm, it is also an under story plant so needs shade, particularly afternoon shade from the hot sun.
It will seed and these form in large drooping clumps. The flower form as large purple inflorescences and do look attractive, however some gardeners remove them early on to prevent litter from seeds.
Care and Pruning
Preferring a shady position, or protection from afternoon sun Caryota mitis require good soil and regular moisture during long dry spells. It is a tropical plant, however will withstand very light frosts.
- Plant Type – Palm Tree
- Country of origin – South East Asia to India
- Common Name – Fishtail Palm
- Growth Rate – Medium to Fast
- Evergreen / Deciduous – Evergreen
- Soil – Humus rich, good moister, well drained
- Position – Sun to part shade
- Height – 8m
- Width – 3m
- Habit – Clumping
Excellent feature palm in a lawn, can also be grown in a container indoors where growth will be slower.
Varieties / Cultivars
Available from the following Wholesale Nurseries
Clays Rd Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Wholesale Palm Trees. Large range of palm trees in 45L bags at 5-6 years of age from 1-4 meters depending on variety. Available from QLD to Victoria.
9910 Pacific Hwy, Woodburn, NSW, 2472
Phone 02 66822988 Mobile 0428 822988 Fax 02 66822339