Veitchia merrillii “Manila Palm” 2.0 – 2.5m

Max Height: 5-6m

Spread: 2-3.5m

Origin: Philippines (Palawan Island)

Family: Arecaceae/ Palmae

Common Name: Christmas Palm, Manila Palm, Kerpis Palm

Flower Colour: Inconspicuous

Drought Tolerance: Low

Salinity Tolerance: Low

Sun Tolerance: Medium

Wind Tolerance: Medium

Water Requirement: Low

PH level: Basic

Pest Tolerance: Medium

Disease Tolerance: Medium

Growth Rate: Medium

Fragrance: No




Veitchia merrillii

Veitchia merrillii is known as Manila palm, native to Philippines. Medium palm with a slender trunk, to 26cm across, which tapers towards the crownshaft. Strongly arching, matt, mid- to deep green leaves, 1-2m long, each have 40-60 strap-shaped leaflets, pale green and scaly beneath. Green to yellow-green flowers, 2cm across, are borne in panicles to 1m long, usually in summer; they are followed by ovoid crimson fruit, to 3cm long, which are at their most colourful during winter.


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Dimensions2.5 cm