Chilean Wine Palm, Geelong Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Australia

Chilean Wine Palm, Geelong Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Australia
Chilean Wine Palm, Geelong Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Australia. The Chilean Wine Palm was planted in 1869, so it's been around for a while. It is a native of central Chile, near the capital of Santiago and the port city of Valparaiso. It is a slow growing tree that gets up to about 25 metres tall. When felled it is a source of edible sweet palm honey, which can be made into alcoholic beverages. March 2016.

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