Sealing Wax Palm (Cyrtostachys renda)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Cyrtostachys renda Accepted
Cyrtostachys lakka Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 8 to 15 feet or higher
Plant Spread: 5 to 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small green berries, maturing to blue-black.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Creamy greenish-white.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: Very slow to germinate, may take six months to a year.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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