PONYTAIL PALM

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COMMON NAME
Ponytail Palm
BOTANICAL NAME
Beaucarnea recurvata
HEIGHT 20′
WIDTH 12′
DIOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 20 to 350 years
COLD TOLERANCE 32° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Medium
SALT TOLERANCE Medium
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Prefers
full sun or bright light
FLOWER Masses of small white
flowers
MONTH OF COLOR Summer
FRUIT Spectacular branches of
3-winged seed casings on mature
female plants. Actual seeds are
tan and are both the size and
shape of peppercorns. Inedible.
COMMENTS This unusual palm
will do well in a container or in
the ground. Trunk incredibly thick
and swollen at the base. It takes
10 years or more for a your
ponytail to flower and set seed.
Female plants will only set seed
if there is a male plant nearby.
PRICE 3 gallon $20