An underutilised palm well suited to milder parts of the country. The Fishtail Palm is a tough and fast grower which has the same overall shape as the Queen Palm but with a much more tropical looking appearance.
Form and size
Solitary palm to 30m (much less in cultivation).
Outdoors with some protection from wind. Water well in summer. We note that whilst needing some wind protection there are very healthy specimens growing well in some of the more wind-swept parts of the Far North.
Himalayan Fishtail Palm
Good tolerance when mature
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