Pritchardia hardi

This palm is endemic to the island of Kauai and grows in rain forests.  The trunk can reach heights of 80' with a diameter of up to 1 foot.

But like so many of the palms I'm growing it is quite happy here in dry Wai`anae w/irrigation twice a week.  It came from Kapoho Palms as a conetainer and was planted out in November of 1998.

Three years later in 2001 it looked like this.