Jubaea chilensis

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Chilean wine palm, Coquito palm.

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Jubaea chilensis (Molina) Baill.
Chilean wine palm, Coquito palm.
Chile.
Infrequent

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Pinnate
More than 15 m.
No
Over 10 m.
No
Over 50 cm.
Monoecious plants

CULTURE

-15ºC
Drained
Slow
Medium
Pleno sol
Not recommendable
High
No
High
Low difficulty
Low

It is to be found in areas of typical dry, bushy Mediterranean vegetation only in sandy soil. It is generally not found far from the sea at an altitude of up to 700m.

It is considered to be the palm tree with pinnate leaves which can withstand the greatest degree of cold ( fifteen degrees below zero). Along with Borassus aethiopum it also has the record as the palm with the trunk of greatest diameter (over 2m) .

It grows slowly and is, especially at first, very sensitive to excessively damp soil. It needs very well drained soil.

Its seeds (nuts) are edible and taste like coconut. Honey and wine is made from its sap. This species is protected by law in Chile.