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Appendix B - Plant List

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Nanorrhops
ritchieanna
Zerbet  A SS leaf spikes nl P P
Good species for scenic routes, urban plazas and parks where
limited irrigation water is available.
Phoenix
dactylifera
Date Palm  B SSSS leak spikes n n P P P P
Date Palm is essential in both a cultural context and as urban
shade. Does require higher water consumption than many tree and
palm species but only at active growth periods. Over the 12
months of the year, would use no more than any palm or tree of
similar stature. Needs little water in cooler months and little during
fruit ripening.
Cycas circinalis
Queen Sago
Palm
D SSS
n P P P
Specimen plant best suited to humid coastal environments. Will
burn in afternoon summer sun. Needs shelter and shade to grow
best.
Cycas revoluta King Sago Palm D SSS
n P P P
Specimen plant best suited to humid coastal environments. Will
burn in afternoon summer sun. Needs shelter and shade to grow
best.
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Livistona
chinensis
Chinese Fan
Palm
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n P P P Needs shelter and afternoon shade in this region.
Phoenix
reclinata
Senegal Date
Palm
C SSS leaf spikes n n P P P
Limited use as the Date Palm should be given priority as an
integral part of community sustainability.
Phoenix
roebelinii
Pigmy Date Palm C SSS leaf spikes n n P P P
Good feature plant where it is away from people access - leaf
spikes are a serious hazard.
Rhapis excelsa Lady Palm E SSS
n P P Needs shaded and shelterd location.
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Appendix B - Plant List
Appendix B - Plant List
PALMS BOTANIC NAME COMMON NAME
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Roystonea regia Royal Palm D SSS
n P P
Not suitable for this region except where sheltered from wind and
from afternoon summer sun.
Syagrus
romanzoffiana
Queen Palms E SSS
n P P
Not suitable for this region except where sheltered from wind and
from afternoon summer sun.
Washingtonia
filifera
California Fan
Palm
B SSS
leaf stem
spikes
n n P P P P
Hardy palm for most urban conditions including waterfront,
although salt laden winds do cause some leaf burn in summer.
Washingtonia
robusta
Mexican Fan
Palm
B SSS
leaf stem
spikes
n n P P P P
Hardy palm for most urban conditions including waterfront
although salt laden winds do cause some leaf burn in summer.
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Archontophoeni
x alexandrae
Alexander Palm,
King Palm
E SSSS
n P P P Shelter and west sun protection.
Bismarckia
nobilis
Bismark Palm C SSSS
n n P P P P Shelter and west sun protection
Wodyetia
bifurcata
Foxtail or
Wodyetia Palm
E SSSS
n P P
Not suitable for this region except where sheltered from wind and
from afternoon summer sun.
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Appendix B - Plant List