Christmas Palm (Adonidia merrillii)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Adonidia merrillii Accepted
Veitchia merrillii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 feet to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Grayish-green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

The seeds that form in the fall turn bright red by the end of Dec

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What else do we grow in 2019! Thread 2 by drdawg Dec 15, 2019 9:07 PM 1,197
I guess I am about to become one of you by drdawg Apr 30, 2019 7:57 AM 1,198
Palm trees inside mall by JamesAcclaims Apr 2, 2017 4:35 PM 5
Hello Florida Gardeners! Lets Grow together in 2015! by DavidofDeLand Apr 21, 2015 6:39 AM 612
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130
Cat-proof container suggestions by Dutchlady1 May 8, 2013 10:18 AM 56
Busy weekend of planting by tropicbreeze Dec 15, 2011 6:12 PM 18
Palms and Cycads by hawkarica Aug 27, 2019 6:36 PM 241

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