Gift Wrapped in a lovely burlap jute bag with a Christmas pick. Also includes Christmas card which can be personalised by adding a message to seller at checkout. Please note gift bag, pick and card design may vary from image.
A great plant and especially if you are looking to create that tropical/Mediterranean effect. Native to Australia this palm like tree is very easy to grow. In southern areas it will survive quite easily in sunny sheltered locations, the evidence of which can be seen by the large number of mature specimens! In northern areas it requires a sheltered protected location. The bigger trees with more than 1 mtr of trunk are hardier than younger plants. More mature plants produce masses of small fragrant creamy flowers in late summer. Most people like the fragrance but to a very small minority it is not so pleasant. You won't harm the tree by cutting off the flower stems. A large tree in a good year can produce over 1million seeds!This plant can be used in a mixed planting or as a stand alone specimen in the garden or can easily be grown in a pot or other container in a greenhouse or large conservatory. If in a pot it can stay outside over winter but ensure the compost never freezes more than around the edges. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade, become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 12-14 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.
|Pot size||9 cm|
|Size of the Pot||9 cm|
|Height ( fully grown )||3 - 4 Mtrs|
|flowers||Large panicles creamy white flowers|
|Location||Full Sun preferred but will grow in light Shade|
|pruning||If you must spring after danger of frost has passed|
|Other Attributes||Looks like an exotic palm|
|Key Feature||Cabbage Palm|
|Hardines||H3 ( -5 to 1 C)|
|Soil Type||Clay, Loam, Sand|
|season of interest||Summer|