Wine Palm (Jubaea chilensis)
The Chilean Wine Palm is considered by many to be one of the world’s most impressive large palms, thanks in part to its mammoth, thick dark gray trunk and a dense crown supporting attractive feather-like blue grey leaves. Native to the foothills of the Andes Mountains in central Chile, Jubaea chilensis is a slow growing palm that brings a commanding presence to landscapes. Once thriving in the small forests of central Chile, its numbers have dwindled due to centuries of exploitation for its sugary sap, which is boiled down for use as a sweetener called palm honey. Luckily, it loves our Mediterranean climate, where the sight of larger specimens on a property is considered to be a sign of affluence!
This harder to find palm tree is available at Palm Paradise, where we have been growing them for over 20 years, from our stock of prized specimen trees! We have the best looking Wine Palms you’ll find anywhere! No one else does what we do, we are the only people that grow these and can assure their quality!
In order to really appreciate this large palm, give it plenty of room to grow so it can display its grand and stately appearance in style. Chilean Wine Palms require bright, sunny conditions, so be sure to place it in an area that gets lots of sun. It can tolerate drought conditions and requires low to moderate watering once established. This is the most cold tolerant of all feather palms, though it does not tolerate salt spray, so it is best to grow one of these gorgeous palms in the inland areas of Southern California.
This is an easy to grow palm and even though it has a slow growth rate, watching it grow is well worth the wait. It looks magnificent as a focal point on a lawn and when planted in groupings, the sight of these palms creates an awesome tropical hedge presence that is hard to ignore. Chilean Wine Palms have been reported to live for hundreds of years in Chile, so plant into your landscape and create a memorable view for many generations to come!
- Can grow to be a large palm tree
- Slow growth rate
- Loves to grow in our Mediterranean climate
- Cold tolerant
- Great for use as a tropical hedge
- Long-lived palm
Water Wise - Ultra drought tolerant
Blue grey pointed foliage