Chambeyronia Macrocarpa var. Hookeri (Blonde Flamethrower)
Chambeyronia Macrocarpa var. Hookeri with the yellow crown shaft is a truly stunning Palm from New Caledonia that throws gorgeous new red leaves. It is highly sought after by enthusiasts.
The most stunning characteristic of this genus is the color of the newly emergent leaves. For several weeks they are a red color, anywhere from dark burgundy purple to a lighter pink. Thus, they have acquired the name of "Flame Thrower Palm". Mature Chambeyronia are a stunning addition to any landscape and have become one of the most sought after species.
A feather solitary palm to about 6-7 metres, with a spectacular, bright red new leaf, which stays red for up to 10 days. The leaflets are also very wide, thick, and shiny, so even without a new leaf it is very distinctive, with very fat and thick pinnate leaves, 10-12 feet long. Slow growing but easy to grow, this is a must have in the garden.
These palms are bag grown from seed and hardened off outside through summer and winter.
Height approx. 1.2 metres from the bottom of the bag to the top of the palm fronds - in 25 litre easy lift bags.
These will take off once they are in the ground.
Protect from frost and strong wind while in juvenile state.
Photo sample is of actual stock.
Buyer can pick up from Whitianga or pay extra for freight.