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Hyophorbe verschaffeltii
(Spindle Palm)
USDA Zone: 10B – 11
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Origin: Rodrigues Island (Mascarene Islands)
Type: Palm

Typical Height: 12’-20’
(4.5–6.0mts)
Typical Spread: 8’-10’
(2.4–3.0mts)

Growth: Slow
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: High
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: High
Human Hazards: None
Family: Arecacea / Palmae
Propagation: Seeds
Leaf Type: Palmately compound
Texture: Medium
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (2'-4'OA)
7G (4'-6'OA)
15G (6'-7'OA)
25G (7'-8'OA)
45G (8'-10'OA)
65G (10'-12'OA)
FG (6'-12'OA)

Typical planting distance:
10'-15' O.C.
(3.0–4.5mts)

Common Uses: Residence; Parks; Medians; Parking Lots; Accent Palm
Category: Medium Palm

Notes: Spindle palm has a slight susceptibility to lethal yellowing disease. Potassium and magnesium deficiencies are possible.

+ In this Photo:
Hyophorbe verschaffeltii
(Spindle Palm)
11' OA Height, 8' Canopy, 12" DBH, 8' O.C.
5' GW, 2.25' Crownshaft

Juniperus chinensis 'Parsonii'
(Parson's Juniper)
Codiaeum variegatum 'Curly Boy'
(Croton)

Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
October 2013
Pembroke Pines
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/Hyophorbe_verschaffeltii

http://www.floridata.com/ref/h/hyop_ver.cfm

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57769/