Palm, Seashore


Allagoptera arenaria



  • Very salt tolerant, can grow directly on sand dunes.

  • This is a trunk-less palm with a clustering growth habit, reaching heights of 4’-8’.

  • Leaves are 3’-6’ long with 10” leaflets in radiating groups of 3 along rachis. Has a spineless petiole.

  • Leaf color has green above with silver below.

  • 1” fruit is orange when ripe and edible.

  • Allagoptera in Greek is “change” & “wing” and arenaria in Latin is “sandy”... referring to the bi-colored leaves and growing location

Origin

Brazil

USDA Cold hardiness Zones

9b-11

Light Requirement

Full sun to part shade

Soil Requirements

Low to regular water in well drained sandy soil.