Common Name: Cabbage Tree Palm
A tall, slender palm growing to 25 m with a 0.35 m diameter trunk. Endemic to coastal north Queensland, New South Wales and south east Victoria. Grows best in moist, organically rich soils in sheltered, light shade situations. Tolerant of salt, frost and wind, it is an excellent ornamental coastal palm. A traditional source of food and fibre, colonial peoples used the fibres to make cabbage tree hats.