Bangalow palm Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

bangalow palm


A. cunninghamiana is a tree-like evergreen palm to 15m, with a single trunk and pinnate leaves to 4m long. Flowers small, lilac, in large racemes on mature trees, followed by red fruit

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

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    • Common names

      Archontophoenix cunninghamiana 'Illawara'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      Higher than 12 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Minimal pruning required; remove dead leaves by cutting close to the leaf base leaving stubs to create a neat pattern

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone


  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in spring at 24-27°C (75-81°F). Keep compost moist and air humid

  • insectPests

    Glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem under glass

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free