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Christmas Palm 

Adonidia merrilli Fruit
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        Manila Palm

Adonidia merrilli

This palm comes from the rainforest of the Philippines. Producing large bunches of bright red and green fruit around Christmas time in the USA, reflecting it's common name.

Adonidia merrilli
picture by 7_Heads

Natural Habitat: This palm can be found growing naturally in the lowland regions of the Philippines.  It is grown EVERYWHERE in tropical countries.



Manila Palm picture by 7_Heads


You are bidding on one live bare root palm

with vigorous root system 40-48+ inches tall

with 2-4 leaves born and grown in Hawaii.

Similar Manila Palm offered for bid

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These palms are grown in USDA approved media for mainland shipment. If you are willing to pay the extra cost of inpot shipping these palms can be shipped in their treepots. The quote s/h is for bare root shipping. Inpot shipping will add $10 per palm for extra weight of potting media.

Adonidia merrilli Seed Detail
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Mature height for the Christmas palm is usually around 50 feet, but more like 30 feet in most areas outside of habitat.  The grey trunks graduate into a glossy lime-green crown shaft (neck) that is usually 1-3 feet long, and 6-8 foot long curving leaves.   The leaflets form a "V" shape if viewed from the right angle. 

The most notable aspect of this palm is its fruit.  Once the palm forms a couple of feet of trunk it will grow white blossoms from beneath the neck.  Once the flowers become pollinated, they will form into fruits.  The fruits turn green, and then red when fully ripe.  In the Northern Hemisphere, Manila palms often have both green and red fruits at the end of the year around Christmas.





      Cultural Requirements: 

      THIS PALM IS A FAST GROWER UNDER IDEAL CONDITIONS. This palm thrives indoors our outdoors and grows fairly fast.  It is often used in malls, restaurants, and theaters around the world.  It does best in humid areas, especially the tropics.  But, it has been grown successfully in sub-tropical climates if given plenty of water and sunlight and protected from drying winds or harsh weather.  It needs a sandy or rocky soil that drains well.    It will begin fruiting in just a few years in most cases.

Adonidia merrilli Triple Set-up. NICE!!
picture by 7_Heads



Christmas Palm

  Manila Palm


A very attractive, medium sized, slender, solitary  palm with a neat crown of arching bright green leaves. This palm likes sunny, moist, but well drained position. An excellent, fast growing palm.

Adonidia merrilli


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All good things take time, so I grow my plants and rare palms in my ebay store.

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      We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery confirmation.

            All live plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before they are shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.

   All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in moist sphagnum moss to ensure the plant’s healthy transit to you.



         We can ship live plants to the US only. Only Domestic Shipping and Handling includes USDA Certification.

We ship Seeds Internationally.

  All International shipments are at Buyer's Risk. Please spend no more more than you can lose!

     Proper Permits and Documents are the BUYER's responsibility. Please request any documents prior to shipping.

         For foreign customers, please check your laws concerning permitting and customs, additional shipping and handling costs may apply.

         The additional charge for any Phytosanitary Certificate is not included in this offer.

   INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS is available only under these conditions!

      All international orders are shipped at the BUYER's RISK  (shipped with or without documents) and no refunds or replacements are offered for Dead On Arrival, loss, confiscation, Customs Seizure, unanticipated charges, etc.


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            We accept online payments only through PayPal, Cash payments are only acceptable for in-person payments and cash-on-delivery (COD). Cash payment can not be sent through the mail.

      Please only one Paypal payment. SO THE COMBINED SHIPPING RULE WILL CAN BE USED. Multiple paypal payments are NOT eligible for discounts.

        We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you.  This can only be done at the Dept. of Agriculture.  If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your items will be shipped the following week and lose the combined discount opportunity.

         Non-paying bidders may receive negative feedback and will be reported as an unpaid item to eBay.



INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is not included in this offer.  


        We will combine shipping for auctions won on the same week paid with same paypal payment.

   This policy is good for all items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.

Payment must be received within 7 days of the auction ending.

Combined Discounts Won Auctions

     For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling charges. For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and Handling charges. For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.

         As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the discount (i.e.: additional item $3.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same items rather than a varied selection. Includes postage, USDA certification and inspection, proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I can’t really change any of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it gets hard to discount much as each different species requires it's own prep & packing, then at USDA each has to be unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.


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