- This is a most stunning form of the green Manila palm. The leaves are bright golden yellow.
The regular Manila palm is described below.
- A very compact and versatile palm. Can be planted as single specimens in very small spaces or as groups in larger ones.
- Highly recommended for planting near swimming pools. The bright red fruit stays on the plant for several weeks and looks very pretty.
- Nation Philippine Islands.
- After Elmer D.Merrill - plant explorer of the asian tropics, former director of the Arnold Arboretum.
- Solitary trunked, monoecious, pinnate leaved palm.
- Grow to height 50 ft.
- Light to dark gray trunk 1 ft in diameter.
- The leaves are 6 - 8 ft long, short petiole, 1 ft long.
- There are usually 12 strongly arching leaves per plant.
- Flower and fruit with as little as 3 ft of trunk.
- This palm is quite delicate and exacting in its climatic requirements as compared to the green Manila palm.
- Plants do best in warm and humid coastal climates only.
- In dry climates their crown is quite sad looking.
- Plants require well drained soils with regular irrigation.