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Big Mountain Palm

Hedyscepe canterburyana

Also known as

Umbrella Palm

Partial Shade
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

5m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

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Big Mountain Palm Overview

Hedyscepe canterburyana is the sole species in its genus, part of the Arecaceae family of palms. It is endemic to Lord Howe Island off the coast of Australia where it grows up cliffs in mountain terrain and on exposed ridges overlooking the sea. This palm tree is commonly known as Big Mountain Palm, or Umbrella Palm, is a slow-growing palm with a ringed trunk and stiff, arching divided leaves at the crown. Although it is vulnerable in its native habitat, it is grown as an ornamental tree in warm temperate or cool subtropical regions or as a glasshouse specimen elsewhere.

Special features of Big Mountain Palm

Attractive leaves