Scientific Name: Adonidia merrillii (Becc.) Becc

Family Name: Arecaceae (Palmae)


The Manila palm produces small, red, berry-like fruit that grows in clusters. These fruits add to the tree’s aesthetic, especially during the Christmas season, hence the common name “Christmas palm.”

While it prefers a well-draining soil and regular watering, the Manila palm is relatively tolerant to drought once it is established. It can withstand short periods of dryness.