Archontophoenix alexandrae comes from the QLD coast to Cape York and grows to 30m.
Laccospadix australasica comes from the Atherton Tablelands and grows to 8m.:
Arenga australasica comes from Cape York and the top of the NT coastand grows to 20m.
Australian Fan palm:
Licuala ramsayi comes from the rainforests of north QLD and grows to 20m.
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana comes from the Irrawarra to Mackay and grows to 25m.
Normanya normanbyi comes from Cairns to Port Douglas and grows to 20m.
Livistona Australis comes from the Fraser Is coast to the eastern Victorian coast.
Carpentaria acuminate comes from the top of NT and grows to 30m.
Cocos nucifera comes from Fraser Is to Cape York and grows to 35m.
Howea belmoreana comes from Lord Howe Is off NSW and grows to12m.
Darwin palm, :
Ptychosperma bleeseri comes from around Darwin and grows to 12m.
Dwarf Fan palm:
Livistona muelleri comes from inland north QLD and grows to 6m.
Livistona benthamii comes from the top of NT, Cape York and New Guinea and grows to 20m.
Caryota albertii comes from Cape York and grows to 20m.
Wodyetia bifurgata comes from far north QLD and grows to 20m.
Florence Falls palm:
Hydriastele wendlandiana comes from the top of the NT and Cape York and grows to 15m.
Coypha utan comes from the top of NT and Cape York and grows to 25m.
Howea forsteriana comes from Lord Howe Is and grows to 15m.
Ptychosperma macarthurii comes from around Darwin and Cape York and grows to 8m.
Livistona rigids comes from the Lawn Hill National Park and Mataranka in the NT and grows to 20m.
Archontopoenix purpurea comes from Mt Lewis north QLD. It’s a close relative of the Alexandra and grows to 6 to 8m.
Norfolk Island Palm:
Rhopalostylis baueri comes from Norfolk Is and grows to 16m.
Ribbon Fan palm:
Livistona decipiens is found in pockets along the coast of QLD and grows to 15m.
Red Cabbage palm:
Livistona mariae comes from around Alice Springs and grows to 20m.
Livistona humilis comes from the top of the NT and grows to 6m.
Ptychospermia elegans comes from Noosa Heads and up the coast of QLD and grows to 15m.
Hedyscepe canterburyana comes from Lord Howe Is and grows to 10m.
Walking Stick palm:
Linospedix monostachya comes from the subtropical rainforests and grows to 2 to 3 m.:
Picking the perfect palm tree | Plant profile | Gardening Australia
There is a palm tree that’s perfect for you no matter where you live, you’ve just got to find the right one.
Josh has found there are some tropical species that will thrive where he lives, in Perth’s hot, dry climate.
He visits Coast Road Palms, a 4hectare oasis of green, started on a dry dusty horse paddock over 30 years ago by founders Lou and Connie Varischetti. Now their son Daniel manages the business.
Lou was obsessed by palms and planted taller Bangalow and Canary Island palms to protect the understory from frost. There are now hundreds of species and flocks of peacocks and guinea fowl to keep snails, slugs and caterpillars under control.
Silvery foliage is a good indicator of a drytolerant palm, such as the Bismarck palm from Madagascar. Once established, these only need watering once a month, so they are also a good choice for areas where there are water restrictions or low annual rainfall.
Another pick is the triangle palm (named after its triangularshaped trunk) also from Madagascar. Daniel recommends this superhardy palm for beginners.
Foxtail palms, native to northern Queensland, will also tolerate drier conditions.
Smaller option palms include the miniature date palm from Asia, which only grows to 23m and has an interesting, textured trunk.
Palms transplant relatively easily, will do well in pots, and some will cope with indoor conditions, including the lady palm, cascade palm and bamboo palm.
Bismarck palm (Bismarckia nobilis)
Triangle palm (Dypsis decaryi)
Foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcata)
Miniature date palm (Phoenix roebelenii)
Cascade palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum)
Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa)
Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
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