|VEITCHIA MERRILLII - MANILA PALM.|
Christmas palm, manila palm, adonidia merrillii.
Manila palm originally from the Philippines, is a small, fast growing; palm not taller than 25' and often much smaller.
It resembles a dwarf royal palm.
This is a straight trunked palm with indistinct rings.
It has clusters of bright red, drupe-like fruits and inconspicuous unisexual, white - yellow flowers.
By late September the green fruits are beginning to ripen and by late November they are bright red!
The fruits are 1¼" in diameter while the seeds are ½" and borne below the crown shaft. The leaf is feather shaped and the leaflets are trusted in on it.
USDA zone 9B - 11.
Seeds; germinate easy and fast.
Full sun / partial shade, tolerates dry soil but water well.
Plant in frost free areas!
Can be used as a patio - and framing tree.
Due to its size, it can also be used as an indoor plant.
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