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Ceroxylon:
Ceroxylon alpinum
Ceroxylon parvifrons
Ceroxylon quindiuense
Ceroxylon vogelianum

Ceroxylon vogelianum

Common name: Andean Wax Palm
Native to: Peru
Mature height: 30'
Mature spread: 12'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: pinnate plumose
Ceroxylon vogelianum

photo by: Dennis Valdez
SF Botanical Garden, Strybing Arboretum
San Francisco

Description:

A fine layer of wax covers the trunk. Curent name for what is now known as vogelianum was formerly known as hexandrum.


This species in the garden:
Growth rate: very slow
Sunlight: gradual
Water: keep moist
Cold Tolerance: 21 F
Seed or plant availability: rare




 
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