Common Name: Great White Palm
Sun: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Unknown
Cold Tolerance: Unknown. Probably 28-32 degF
History: This is a hybrid was produced by manual cross-pollination in South Florida in 2021.
Production: The seed parent (mother) is Chrysalidocarpus decaryi (Triangle Palm) and the pollen parent (father) is Chrysalidocarpus cabadae (Cabada Palm). A small batch has been produced and the plants are still very young.
Benefits: This hybrid is more drought-tolerant and probably more cold hardy than the pure Cabada Palm (which is a Zone 10b-11 palm). It will likely have a large, white pseudo-crownshaft, emerald-ringed thick trunk, and upright bluish-green leaves. It should be very drought-tolerant due to its Triangle Palm parentage.
Identification: Eophyll is about 1/3 the size of a regular Triangle Palm’s eophyll.