by COOLOOLA CITY FARM NURSERY
Our Plant of the Month for July 2021 is Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, commonly known as the Bangalow Palm. This is an Australian palm and can grow over 20 metres tall. Their leaves are paler below, but not as silvery as in the northern ‘Alexandrae Palm’.
Its flower colour is violet in panicles and the red fruits which hang down are to 15mm in length, and are very attractive to birds. It flowers in midsummer and has evergreen foliage.
This palm is found mostly in gullies and moist areas and is used in a lot of gardens that are trying to give a rainforest effect, and likes full sun to part shade.
Cooloola City Farm Nursery is a cash-only organisation, located opposite the Community Centre on Tin Can Bay Road and is open 8am-3pm, Tuesday – Thursday. Call: 07 5486 2304, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: cooloolacityfarm.org