Jubaea chilensis

Other Name

Chilean Wine Palm

Location

St Kilda Botanical Gardens, Blessington Street, ST KILDA, PORT PHILLIP CITY

File Number

T11155

Level

Regional

Statement of Significance

Location or Context:
A tree which occurs in a unique location or context and so provides a contribution to the landscape.

Rare or Localised:
A tree of a species or variety that is rare or of very localised distribution.

This species was planted around Victoria during the late 1800s. Examples are known to occur in Melbourne, Geelong, Kyneton and Bendigo. In Chile the massive trunks have long been felled as a source of sap yielding commercial palm honey and as such few wild stands remain.

Measurements: 28/04/1988
Spread (m): 4
Girth (m): 2.9
Height (m): 8.8
Estimated Age (yrs): 100
Condition: Good

Access: Unrestricted
Classified: 08/08/1985

Group

Parks, Gardens and Trees

Category

Tree