Livistonia australis – Cabbage Tree Palm


A tall and handsome palm with glossy fan shaped leaves and large cream flowers in autumn and winter. It can grow to 20 metres tall, but can be used as a pot plant while small. The early colonists wove hats from the leaves and the aboriginals used them to make bags, baskets and fishing nets. It is frost tender. Be aware that the leaf shafts have sharp spines which make clean up time rather painful unless you are wearing thick gloves.

Family : Arecaceae
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Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree
Width : 6
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
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Scientific Name: Livistonia australis
Common Name : Cabbage Tree Palm
Height : 20
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Not frost tolerant
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