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Beaucarnea recurvata


Beaucarnea recurvata Beaucarnea recurvata

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Graceful slow-growing tree which has adapted to the dry conditions of Mexico by storing water in it's swollen base. This tapers to a trunk bearing branches topped with long straplike downward-curving green leaves. May produce feathery panicles of cream flowers. It needs a warm sunny site with protection from frost. Once established it will grow in dry conditions. Excellent as a tub plant in warm conditions. Very interesting sculptural plant.

 
Genus
Beaucarnea
Species   recurvata
Cultivar  

Common name
Ponytail palm

Family name
Agavaceae
Place of origin
Mexico


DETAILS
Height
2 m
Width
1 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Tolerates dry soils / Water well in summer / keep dry in winter

Exposure
Grows in sun or semi-shade / Tolerates light frost only

Immaculate / Structure / Texture

Trees

Category
Small 4.5 to 9 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 2.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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