Livistona chinensis 

Livistona chinensis “Chinese Fan Palm” Natural Habitat: The open forest of Japan and Taiwan Description: A large solitary palm fan palm that can reach heights over 40 feet tall. Even though it is solitary it is not uncommon to see these palms grown in small cluster of 3-5. The trunks are brown and quite thick with relatively no leaf scares. The leaves are fan shaped and emerge from the crownshaft in large bunches, with no less then 10-12 leaves, giving the palm a very robust look. The palm is quite common through out Asia, Australia, and North America. Environment: The chinensis is quite hardy thriving in a wide range of environments. Zones 9-11. Even though, we have seen specimens as far north as Jacksonville. It is cold hardy and can handle small amounts of frost.