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Ceylon Date Palm
Distribution & Habitat:
Found in Sri Lanka and southern India, usually on sandy soils along the coast and in dry inland areas to 700 m.
A solitary or clustering, date palm with a slender, rough trunk to 3m. with a dense crown of coarse, spikey leaves.
Sunny, well drained position in tropical thru to warm temperate regions. Frost and salt tolerant.
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Fred, Zone 10A (Figure 1&2)