Livistona chinensis

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Chinese fan palm, Chinese fountain palm, Serdang palm.

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) R. Br. ex Mart.
Chinese fan palm, Chinese fountain palm, Serdang palm.
South-eastern China. Taiwan. South Japan.
Common

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Palmate
Less than 15 m.
Yes
Less than 10 m.
No
Less than 30 cm.
Monoecious plants

CULTURE

-8ºC
Drained
Slow
Medium
Pleno sol
Not recommendable
Medium
Yes
Medium
Low difficulty
Medium

It is found in wooded areas.

Of all the Livistona it is the most well known and commonly used away from its natural habitat in gardening.

It is meder in size than the Livistona australis and also grows more slowly. It prefers quite shady sites particularly when young.

Its leaves are deep green and it has bluish coloured fruit which are reminiscent of olives.

It grows in all types of soil and although it needs plenty of water to develop well it can also withstand periods of drought.