Normanbya normanbyi
Queensland Black Palm

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 Normanbya normanbyi, Queensland black palm





Queensland, Australia

Cold Hardiness: 

About 28 F., perhaps a bit cooler

Trunk type:

Single trunk, faint rings, thin trunk.

Leaf type:

Plumose (fluffy appearance), pinnate (feather shape).


Solitary (single trunk).


Average, doesn't like sun when it's young.

Speed of growth:



15 to 20 feet

Soil requirements:

Rich, good draining

Sun Requirements:

Start in strong filtered light, work its way into more sun.   

General Description:

A nice exotic appearing palm that resembles the Foxtail Palm but is a bit more tropical appearing and has silver on the underside of the leaflets.  It also has fishtail type leaflets when younger.

Other Notes:

Rare.  Good along the Coastal areas of California

Further Data:


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