Ribbon Palm – Livistona decora


This beautiful palm species is native to Queensland Australia where it lives alone forest edges and coastal swamps.  It can therefore tolerate wetter areas, but is also very drought tolerant.  It will survive frost down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Beautiful from a young age and height!

Young ribbon palm in 1 gal containers. These will be planted into 7gal containers next year.

Young ribbon palm in 1 gal containers. These will be planted into 7gal containers next year.

These Ribbon Palms were planted from 25 gal containers into the row you see.

Ribbon palms can make an attractive screening hedge when younger and will provide an area for shade living plants beneath as they grow.

Ribbon palms can make an attractive screening hedge when younger and will provide an area for shade living plants beneath as they grow.

We have cared for many newly planted ribbon palms and ensure proper establishment specific to the variety.  These need significant water when transplanted in the summer, and even 36 hours without hydration during this critical time can be very detrimental to long term health and vigor.

These palms have been trimmed for an attractive trunk pattern of old leaf bases.

These palms have been trimmed for an attractive trunk pattern of old leaf bases.

These have been planted for 6 months and are establishing in the ideal conditions which start these trees off in a healthy state and protecting the time and labor invested.

Livistona decora has a fairly wide canopy when mature, and the wispy fronds blow in the wind as another feature.

Livistona decora has a fairly wide canopy when mature, and the wispy fronds blow in the wind as another feature.

These are a very tough palm trees once established and they have no significant pest or disease problems.  PalmBoss promotes further biodiversity in our landscapes and Livistona decora is a great candidate for further use in residential and commercial settings.

 


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  1. asapcc.com says:

    Leaflets on the fronds are very thin and ribbon-like giving this palm a unique, almost weeping appearance.