Palm, often multi-stemmed Height : 1.5m to 14m included Origin : Central part of Eastern Australia Environment : coastal rainforests; on deep, fertile soils Climate : warm, temperate; salt-resistant
Notes : Also known as King Palm or Piccabean Palm, this species is more easily damaged by winds than Alexandra Palm, therefore needing a more sheltered position (whereas Alexandra can be more exposed). The Bangalow Palm often grows in a multi-stemmed fashion, although not exclusively. It often shows a bulge in the crownshaft. It is more cold-resistant than Alexandra and for this reason is appreciated also in temperate areas. Like Alexandra, Bangalow Palm is quite hydrophilic, and sometimes it can even be found in riverbeds.