Cocos palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana)

Also known as: queen palm



Cocos palm produce large numbers of seeds which can be spread by flying foxes and other animals. They grow readily in riparian areas and eucalypt forests. 


Cocos palms are a large single stemmed tree with average height of 12 m its leaves are up to 5 m long. Large clusters of small fruit turn orange-yellow. 

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Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Cocos palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana).

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Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

Area Class Legal requirements
Lord Howe Island 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed

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For technical advice and assistance with identification please contact your local council weeds officer.
For further information call the NSW Invasive Plants and Animals Enquiry Line on 1800 680 244 or send an email to

Reviewed 2014