This week’s featured plant is a very attractive palm tree. Chambeyronia macrocarpa (Blushing Palm, Flame Thrower Palm, or Red Leaf Palm) as you can see has at least three common names that I know of. It’s endemic to the island of New Caledonia, which is east of Australia and north of New Zealand. It is a solitary palm tree attaining a height of 20-25 feet. Its uniqueness and common names arises from the fact that its new frond is orangey red in color. This persists for about 10 days before gradually turning a somewhat shiny green with a length of 10-12 feet long.
Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this palm in stock.