Location: Barcelona Drive at Riviera Drive
Native to: N. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen
Comments: Palmlike flowering tree native to Southeastern Mexico. Usually sold as an indoor plant, this species will do well outdoors in our climate provided the soil has good drainage. Frost and cold tolerant as well as drought resistant, this species can eventually attain 20' in height. Flowers are creamy white but don't appear until the plant is 20 years old.
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NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.
DO NOT TRESPASS!
No right to enter private property to view the specimen tree is granted by the Roadside Arboretum.
To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.
Photo provided by Nelson Kirk
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