Ribbon Fan Palm (Livistona decipiens)
Other Names: Weeping Cabbage palm
The ribbon fan palm has graceful fronds which hang down for several feet. The fronds have many folded and divided segments which create the beautful weeping effect. The stems are long and edged with small, sharp spines. The aged trunks lose their boots and have a smooth, mahogany look and feel. The flowers are yellow.
Native habitat: Come from the central coast of Australia at the edge of the rainforest. Trees may reach 30 feet tall.
Size: Fronds can reach 6' long and trunks are only about 10" in diameter. Very slow growing. Mature height is usually far less than it's native habitat capabilities.
Cold hardiness: Will survive in zones 9-11 with moderate leaf damage at 24 degrees F.