Fishtail Palm (Caryota urens)
Fishtail Wine Palm
The Fishtail Wine Palm, Caryota urens, is a medium to large, single-stemmed palm tree that can bring the desired tropical rainforest look into your landscape, right here in the Southwest! Native to Southeast Asia, these handsome palms are noted for their arching, dark green leaves that split at tips like jagged fishtails. A good candidate for Southern California landscapes, a mature specimen can provide a nice shady spot in your yard, too. Interesting fact: across India and other Asian countries, sap is tapped from the inflorescence and then fermented into an alcoholic drink, hence the wine reference in the name.
Great for use in Southwestern landscapes, Fishtail Wine Palm trees are cold hardy and require moderate water use once established. This palm tree has a slower growth rate and thrives in full sun or partial shade. Due to its slower growth rate, buy as big as you can to bring an instant tropical look and feel to your landscape. Moon Valley Nurseries offers mature, big specimens that are grown and nurtured on our farms, ready to bring that desired resort-style look into your landscape.
Make this beauty a focal point in your yard. Feel free to display the unique fishtail-like leaves, foliage color and trunk with night lighting. Homeowners may want to light this Fishtail Wine Palm from behind or below, or use direct floodlights to silhouette the palm against light-colored walls. Feel free to speak with our nursery pro about placement ideas.
Plant a few of these Fishtail Wine Palm trees into your landscape and bring the relaxing look of the tropics home. Strategically placed palm trees can provide a perfect spot for a hammock, too! Plant with Moon Valley Nurseries Super Charged Moon Juice and All Natural Planting Mulch for spectacular results. Let our experienced crew do all the work. You buy it – we can deliver and plant it!
Jagged fishtail-like fronds
Clustering palm grows dense and full
Alternative to clumping bamboo
Great tropical privacy look