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

Typical Height: 12’-15’
Typical Spread: 8’-10’

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.

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

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

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