Archontophoenix cunninghamiana It usually grows quite near the coast in damp, woody areas of Eastern Australia up to 1000m. Wow !A king palm can take 32 degrees with no burn ? It has an attractive ringed trunk and fronds are silver on the undersides. O. F. Cook, Archontophoenix cunninghamiana crown shaft, Archontophoenix cunninghamiana rachis with leaflet attachent, Archontophoenix cunninghamiana leaflet undersurface with ramenta and scales (dried specimen), Archontophoenix cunninghamiana leaflet undersurface with ramenta, Archontophoenix cunninghamiana leaflet undersurface with ramenta (dried specimen), Archontophoenix cunninghamiana immature fruit, Archontophoenix cunninghamiana close view of fruit (MBC photo: 96217R1). This the rest of the yard. Areca catechu Betelnut palm Feather Yes 30 x 10 ft Slender Single-stem Low No Ringed green trunk. Archontophoenix alexandrae. To me they are no diffrient than a regular king. tagfcps that's amazing you have a couple 12 footers. While frequently seen in Sydney gardens, the Bangalow Palm is actually native to the rainforests of Australia’s central eastern coast. Thus it is often better suited to more sheltered areas, while A. alexandrae can take more sunny positions. The Alex has a larger greener crownshaft and without counting,Seems to have slightly more pinnae per frond. It's sometimes very puzzling to figure out where a zone begins and ends in Florida. Why it took so long I can't say. Is this a bloom stalk too be btw? & Drude - Alexandra palm, king palm; Archontophoenix cunninghamiana H.Wendl. Multiple old and new inflorescences may remain on the stem and spiral around it. Remarks: Archontophoenix cunninghamiana is very similar to Archontophoenix alexandrae in both appearance and size. Had mine in my previous home for 15 years...and they looked gorgeous, always. I wonder if Florida is even zone 8b anymore? I live about five miles from the coast and the lowest temp i've seen so far is 29. Solitary, tall to c.20m. And i hope to plant many of those those future seeds. Alex palms were burned and young ones killed in SouCal last year in areas where Kings did fine. tagfcps are you in Jacksonville, FL? & Drude - Bangalow palm, piccabeen palm Can you post photos of your palms? This palm makes a stately accent within any landscape. Both upper and lower leaflet surfaces are green, and secondary veins are much less prominent than in A. alexandrae. Family: - Synonym: Seaforthia elegans Botanical Pronunciation: ar-kon-toe-FEE-nix cun-ing-HAME-ee-ah I haven't seen any Kings around town but I decided to give it a shot. The cunninghamiana is Piccabeen palm. Patricia Colwell: why did you comment in this forum if you are "the plantation shutter hater" ? I believe Jacksonville has some of the lowest average temps in the summer for Florida. The 'zebra' trunk effect is thanks to sprinklers in the area... not weird rainfall. They probably are the most northern coconut and royal. They prefer full sun but also tolerate partial shade. i think black/white - has a zebra look that works. They look like they're in a great spot, good luck with them. They were being sold under Piccabeen. The more photos the better. A better, hardier Archontophoenix for many Florida gardens. (the others are Pleranda elegantissima). I think if anything the cunninghamiana might be 1 or 2 degrees more cold hardy but I have never seen proof of it. What is the major difference between these two Kings? I doubt Jax beach saw less than 32. Stub This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale. It flowers in midsummer and has evergreen foliage.