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Caryota mitis - Clustered Fishtail Palm

Caryota mitis grows well as an understory palm. Caryota mitis does best in a protected frost free garden. Some salt correction is often needed as the salt in our water often burns the leaves and inhibits nutrient uptake. Caryota mitis may grow 30 feet in the tropics but is more likely to reach 10 feet or so here. Caryota mitis is Winter hardy to the mid-20°s F but the Clustered Fishtail Palm will look pretty unhappy for a long time if Winter gets that tough.

Caryota mitis,

Caryota mitis the Clustered Fishtail Palm. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.