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Areca catechu ‘dwarf'

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Visiting a friend north of Hilo and was admiring this little grove of A. catechu ‘dwarf’ palms. Such chunky little guys and look great in a grouping. There is absolutely no petiole on the leaves. Fairly small when planted, these are good growers.

Tim

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realarch

I have three in the garden, two a bit young and one that is mature. The older ones can get taller than you would think and looks good by itself. 

There is a shovel for scale in the last shot.

Tim

 

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Kailua_Krish

I love the A. catechu "Alba" in the background too! What a nice grouping!

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Jeff Searle

Those might be the best forms yet!

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Palm Tree Jim

Very compact form. 

What is the growth rate for you? I recently acquired some and am curious. 

 

 

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realarch

Jim, they are a bit slow to start and while young grow out, not up. I’d say 3 to 6 inches a year. They like sun, but will grow well with some shade. Being in CR, I would think you have an optimal climate. 

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