A picture of a Hedyscepe

Hedyscepe

Hedyscepe spp.

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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Hedyscepe Overview

Hedyscepe is a monotypic genus containging just 1 palm tree in the Arecaceae family. 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. The sole species, H. canterburyana, 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 Hedyscepe

Attractive leaves