Features of a Bangalow palm

 

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A Bangalow palm is a solitary, feather-leaved palm that may grow as much as 20-25m tall in its native habitat but in cultivation is rarely more than 12-15m tall.  In suitable conditions it can be fairly fast growing.  Few plants can create a mood more effectively than a palm. The name Bangalow is aboriginal for ‘water carrying basket’

 

It is a slender graceful palm with prominent crown shaft of green or brownish green.  On a mature palm the pink-mauve flowers cascade from the base of the shaft and are followed by the fruits, which redden on maturity. 


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Unlike the common Cocos palm, the Bangalow palm is self-cleaning (naturally sheds old fronds) and has a shallow fibrous root system that doesn’t attack building foundations, underground sewer or drainage pipes.

 



 

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