Botanical Name: Cocos nucifera
These high yielding precocious hybrid selections will grow outside of the tropics, in a warm and sheltered position. Worth trying in coastal locations as far south as Coffs Harbour. They will require free draining soil and are best planted deep with a deep organic mulch surrounding them. The seed palms originate from the Solomon Islands mainly, although a few exceptional specimens are selected from North Queensland. These varieties are capable of flowering in their third year in moist tropical conditions, with fruits in their forth year.
Plant Information or Specifications
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Customer Comments on Dwarf Coconut
Tolerant to -3, but is unlikely to produce fruit south of Cabarita Beach, NSW. Produces fruit all year, fruit take 11-12 months to become ripe. 6 years until first fruit set. | Eamonn O'loghlin - Brisbane, QLD 21-Aug-2009
Origin of Dwarf Hybrid Coconut | Nathan Daniel - Png, PNG 09-Aug-2014
Dwarf Coconut Malay Gold
Hi every one 3weeks ago I bought a coconut tree from Delays Nursery and planted it in ground with good ground preparation and in full sun water it every second day ,hope for the fruit in couple of years. | Mahendra Dayal - Slacks Creek , QLD 27-Feb-2016
I bought a coconut from Daley's two years ago after trying some bought in Qld. I planted on a north facing slope and used some concrete blocks to build a heat storing shield to its rear. It goes yellow during winter but greens up in spring. | Tony Clegg - Coffs Harbour, NSW 06-Dec-2017
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