Planting Areca Palm Trees - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by whwilsonjr
June 17, 2010
I'm dividing a small Areca Palm from a growing pot into several plantings with six columns each. How far apart should I plant them considering their ultimate growth height of 20-30 feet?

Answer from NGA
June 17, 2010


Although it can reach a height of 20-30 feet, the canopy of Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens) reaches a mature width of only 8-10 feet. With this in mind, plant yours about 10' apart and they should have plenty of room to reach maturity without overcrowding.

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