This Palm can grow to around 15m (45 feet) and is a slender palm, with a grey trunk, and slightly plumose leaves. It is widely distributed throughout a huge area of South America, the most hardy forms coming from the mountains of South Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.
When mature it is self cleaning(!) with dead leaves falling to leave a clean trunk.
We import this palm from the mountainous area of Santa Catarina where it is well known for its hardiness and willingness to grow at lower temperatures.
Whether it ever becomes a palm suitable for the North European climate is doubtful, but it remains a popular choice for collectors trying to evoke the tropical effect in their gardens.
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