Shown below is an impossible to find suckering palm from northern India, Tibet and surrounding areas. Quite remarkably, its native habitat is at elevations of 5000 to 7500 feet. As you’d suspect, it tolerates temperatures way below freezing, probably into the upper teens F. I don’t really know for sure as of yet. But, it’s felt to be the most cold hardy of the genus Arenga. It’s not a medium sized Arenga. It can get up to 20 feet with trunks about 8 inches (mature) in diameter. Like other species of the genus, the trunks are hairy and a bit shaggy. Leaves are large and silver colored on their underside. It is a part day sun or filtered light species. We only have a couple of 15g which are going on Sale. They are over ten years old. Since their original seed offering, no seeds have been available since. The garden photo is by Rich Norm from PalmTalk.
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