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Bailey's Copernicia Palm Tree

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The Bailey’s Copernicia Palm Tree, scientific name Copernicia baileyana, is a rare palm that enjoys warm tropical weather and is cold hardy down to 25F. It grows to its full potential in full sun, and likes moist but well-draining soil. It is a strong palm that can adjust to a variety of different soil conditions and also tolerates all types of drought conditions.

Bailey’s Copernicia Palm Tree Info

Scientific name: Copernicia Baileyana

Common names: The Bailey’s Copernicia Palm is also known as Yarey Palm, Bailey Yarey Palm.

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: It is native to dry savanna and woodland areas of Cuba, Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina.

Appearance: It has a single gray trunk about 25 inches in diameter that is topped with a large crown of fan-shaped fronds. For the most part, it grows upwards but as new leaves emerged old leaves fold over to create a unique amazing fountain look. The leaf surface above is green while the surface below is waxy gray-green. The stems are covered with sharp spines.

Flowers/Fruits: Bailey’s Copernicia Palm Tree produces bisexual flowers, male and female flowers are born on the same inflorescence. Branched inflorescence emerges among the leaves sometimes extending beyond the leaves. Flowers are followed by small black fruit that is about 1 inch in diameter.

Growth Rate: Slow. Bailey’s Copernicia Palm can slowly grow up to 10 – 30 ft tall and 5 – 10 ft wide.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both.

Cold Tolerance: Copernicia Baileyana is a cold hardy palm and can tolerate cold without getting damaged down to 25F when mature enough. It is great for growing in USDA Zones 9b (25 to 30 F) to 11 (above 40 F).

Light Req: Full sun to partial shade. Grows best in full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

Water Req: Moderate. Likes moist well-drained soil but can tolerate poor soil and dry conditions.

Maintenance: Easy. Apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continuous release formula twice a year during growing season.

Propagation: Bailey’s Copernicia Palm Tree is propagated by seeds which germinate in from 4 to 12 weeks.

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