Livistona chinensis


Japan, Taiwan and several islands in the South China Sea

Livistona chinensis
Conservation Status:-

Not endangered.

Sun Requirements:-

Full sun when mature

Water Requirements:-

Medium, can be considered to be drought tolerant when established

Minimum Temperature:-

-6 Degrees Centigrade

Overall Height:-

20-35 feet


8-10 feet


Solitary, 8-10 inches in diameter, grey/brown, texture is smooth with persistent leaf base remnants towards the crown




Palmate, up to 5 feet long, divided to half the length, pale green with drooping leaf tips, petiole has thorns


Pale yellow, small, branching inflorescences up to 3 feet long


¾ an inch in diameter, oval and bluish/green when ripe


Hermaphrodite, self pollinating with one plant

Pests & Diseases:-

Lethal yellowing

Seed Germination:-

Easily , between 1 to 4 months


Named in honour of the 17th Century Baron of Livingston, Patrick Murray.

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