Cabbage Palm

Common Name: Cabbage Palm, Torquay Palm.

The Cabbage Palm makes a small evergreen palm-like tree in mild locations. The head is composed of long sword like leaves thus giving a palm-like appearance. Small cream flowers are produced in large panicles in summer. Once this occurs the main-branch splits giving a multi-headed effect.

Origin: The Cabbage Palm originated in New Zealand. It is not totally hardy but valued for the exotic effect it brings to gardens. It is widely planted in Ireland although it is not a true palm. The Cabbage Pam was introduced in 1823.

The specimen in Woodstock is 11.6m in height.

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