Jubaea chilensis

Other Name

Chilean Wine Palm

Location

Geelong Botanic Gardens, Eastern Beach, GEELONG, GREATER GEELONG CITY

File Number

T11590

Level

Regional

Statement of Significance

Horticultural value;
Tree which occurs in a unique location or context and so provides a contribution to the historic garden or park;
Rare or localised;
Outstanding size

A very large specimen of this unusual palm. Very few wild stands remain in Chile as they were felled to yield sap. This particular specimen has an unusual trunk shape. Less than 10 specimens are known to occur in Victoria.Endangered world species.
Located 30 metres East side of Hitchcock Fountain


Measurements:04/1984
Spread (m): 7.2
Girth (m): 2.9
Height (m): 13
Estimated Age (yrs): 125
Condition: Good

Measurements: 28/03/2004
Spread (m): N-S 6 ; E-W 8
Girth (m):3.14
Height (m): 17
Estimated Age (yrs): 145
Condition: Good

Access: Unrestricted
Classified: 12/04/1984

Group

Parks, Gardens and Trees

Category

Tree