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Livistona Chinensis

Livistona Chinensis

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Livistona Chinensis

Livistona chinensis, the Chinese fan palm or fountain palm, is a species of subtropical palm tree in eastern Asia. It is native to Southern Japan, Taiwan and several islands in the South China Sea. Livistona chinensis can attain heights of about 30 to 50 feet (9.1 to 15 m) and a spread of 12 feet (3.7 m). The leaves are fan shaped.

This Chinese fan palm is actually a clump of three plants clustered together. Jack planted them 20 years ago beneath a live oak tree. They may be the dwarf Livistona chinensis subglobosa or perhaps they are stunted from growing in such close proximity to one another. Either way they make a beautiful backdrop for adjacent azaleas and sasanqua camellias.