A picture of a Bangalow palm

Bangalow palm

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

Also known as

Illawarra palm, Piccabeen palm

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

5m

15m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Bangalow palm
A photo of Bangalow palm
A photo of Bangalow palm

Bangalow palm Overview

This is a tall palm growing to 25m in height and will produce long panicles of pale lilac flowers which fall in tassels from beneath the canopy. These turn into red berries. The pale beige bark is incised with horizontal leaf scars. The leaves are mid green, sometimes with brown scale on their undersides.

How to propagate Bangalow palm

Seed

By seed.

Other uses of Bangalow palm

The common name 'Bangalow; means 'water carrying basket' as the crown shaft can be folded together to make a water-tight container, with the petiole, or leaf-stem as the handle.