Common Name: Chinese Fan
Scientific Name: Livistona chinensis
Growth Rate: Slow
Origin: China and Southern Japan
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Drought Tol.: High
Typical Height: 25' OA
We offer several Livistona palms. Chinese Fans are the second most cold hardy palm in that family.
Regarding hardiness, these babies can withstand temps slightly below 0 degrees Fahrenheit for limited time periods.
Livistona palms are well known for their slow growing nature. They are relatively tolerant to infertile soils but will respond well to good nutrition and prefer full sun exposure.
We use Palmco’s proprietary fertilizer blend of 8-2-12 for maximum nourishment.
These handsome fan palms boast a wide spreading canopy. The long leaf segment tips hang gracefully giving the canopy a weeping appearance.
As with anything, regional tastes and trends dictate the local aesthetics.
Our customer base includes the entire southeastern US and they have their own style associated with the look and feel on the trunk of the Chinese Fan palm.
Putting a Diamond Cut or the Palmco Cut on the trunk of these palms has become a trend.
As always… beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If your customer is keen on the stylized look and feel, be sure to discuss the additional cost of the cut.
Livistona chinensis are a great all around specimen for landscaping installations, not only in the southeast but even further north than you might think.
Keeping in mind, as with other members of the Livistona family, the chinensis can be very temperamental and should be handled accordingly when transplanting.
Super hydration before and after moving is the key to the success of the Chinese Fan palm.
Livistonia chinesis grows as a single trunk palm.
Palmco, along with other growers have cultivated double, triple and muliti trunk specimens. The introduction of these intentionally engineered palms into the industry has created a legitimate demand. Palmco offers Single, Double, Triple and Multi Chinese Fan configurations.
Call today and ask us about our inventory of these and other palms at 239-283-1329.