Coccothrinax crinita 10
Coccothrinax crinita 1

Coccothrinax crinita
(Old Man Palm)
USDA Zone: 10B – 11
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Origin: Cuba
Type: Palm

Typical Height: 12’-15’
(3.6–4.6mts)
Typical Spread: 8’-10’
(2.4–3.0mts)

Growth: Slow
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: High
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Yellow
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: None
Family: Arecacea / Palmae
Propagation: Seeds
Leaf Type: Simple; Palmately lobed
Texture: Very coarse
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (1.5’-2’OA)
7G (2’-3’OA)
15G (3’-5’OA)
25G (5’-7’OA)
45G (7’-8’OA)
100G (8’-10’OA)
FG (6'-12' OA)
(1.8 – 3.6mts)

Typical planting distance:
6'-8' O.C.
(1.8–2.4mts)

Common Uses: Residence; Specimen
Category: Medium Palm

Notes: Trunk is slim; only 8 inches in diameter; but appears bigger because the trunk is covered with curious long whitish hairs. The Old Man Palm trunk reminds of an old man’s beard.

+ In this Photo:
Coccothrinax crinita
(Old Man Palm)
9'OA Height
9'Canopy

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
April 2014
Miami
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade County
Department of Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/Coccothrinax_crinita

http://www.florida-palm-trees.com/old-man-palm-tree/

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59319/