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Dec 2013 – Phoenix Sylvestris

Phoenix Sylvestris

Phoenix Sylvestris
(Phoenix Dactylifera, Date Palm, 银海枣)

A native of India where it is common in scattered stands, It is generally much faster growing, however, and has a crown of grey-green/glaucous fronds. In its native state the flower stalks are tapped for their sap, which is boiled down to make date sugar.

The yellow fruit are reputedly edible but are very acid and if at all green are also astringent. This hardy palm will grow in tropical or temperate regions and in inland and coastal districts. It requires a sunny position in well-drained soil.

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Sep 2013 – Corypha Umbraculifera

Corypha Umbraculifera

Corypha Umbraculifera
(Talipot Palm)

This giant palm is suitable only for very large gardens, parks and acreage planting since it develops into an immense plant before eventually flowering, fruiting and dying. Individual leaves may be more than 5 meter across (The broadest of all palm) and hence one can imagine the space occupied by a single plant.

The large, leathery, bright green, costapalmate leaves are carried on a stout petiole about 4 meter long. This petiole has numerous small teeth along the margin. Younger parts of the trunk are covered with persistent leaf-bases. Plants grow for 30-80 years, achieving heights of 12-25 meter before flowering.

Talipot palms are quite hardy in cultivation but have limited appeal because of their awesome size. They are very slow growing...

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Shrub Species


Acalypha hispida
Acalypha siamense
Acalypha wilkesiana ‘Jawa white’
Acalypha wilkesiana ‘Macafeana’
Acorus calamus
Acorus gramieus ‘Broad leaf’
Acorus gramieus variegatus
Adenium obesum
Aechmea chantinii ‘Silver monarch’
Aechmea fasciata ‘Morgana’
Aechmea magdalenae ‘Quadricolor’
Agave americana
Agave angustifolia
Agave angustifolia ‘marginata’
Agave attenuata
Agave sisalana
Aglaia odorata
Aglaonema cathartica cv.Jamaican sunset
Aglaonema commutatum
Aglaonema costatum ‘Foxii’
Aglaonema marantifolium
Aglaonema rotundam
Aglaonema round
Aglaonema siamense
Aglaonema ‘Silver King’
Aglaonema ‘Silver Queen’
Allamanda cathartica cv. Sunnee
Allamanda cathartica ‘Hondersonii’
Allamanda violacea (purple)
Alocasia amazonica
Alocasia amazonica (dwarf)
Alocasia aquino
Alocasia ‘Black Widow’
Alocasia ...

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