The Palm Society--Northern California Chapter

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Phoenix acaulis
Phoenix canariensis
Phoenix canariensis x dactylifera
Phoenix dactylifera
Phoenix loureirii var. hanceana
Phoenix loureirii var. loureirii
Phoenix paludosa
Phoenix pusilla x roebelenii
Phoenix reclinata
Phoenix reclinata x roebelenii
Phoenix reclinata x rupicola
Phoenix roebelenii
Phoenix roebelenii var. reasoneri
Phoenix roebelenii x canariensis
Phoenix rupicola
Phoenix sylvestris
Phoenix sylvestris var. robusta
Phoenix theophrastii
Phoenix zeylanica

Phoenix roebelenii var. reasoneri

Common name: Reasoneri
Native to: Laos
Mature height: 10 ft
Mature spread: 6 ft
Growth Habit: suckering
Leaf type: pinnate
Phoenix roebelenii var. reasoneri

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Dale Motiska Garden


True wild clumping form of robelenii. The so called robelenii is a cultivated form of the "reasonerii" which is the result of uncertain hybridization events producing, a single trunked palm which is larger and more robust overall than the wild form. Some may sucker at the crown after forming a trunk of several feet producing a branching multi-headed specimen.

Phoenix roebelenii var. reasoneri

photo by: Jack Tomsky
Jack Tomsky Garden
Palo Alto
This species in the garden:
Growth rate: moderate
Sunlight: gradual full sun
Water: keep moist
Cold Tolerance: 25 F
Seed or plant availability: rare

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