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Every year in Japan members of the Japan Kansokai Association meet to compile a directory of palms, based on: - beauty, price, popularity and that year's new introductions. The members rank the palms into four classes
( grade 1,2, 3 and 4). Within each class, the most popular palms are given special recognition. Today the highest ranking palm is Kobanoshima with the best specimens selling for many thousands of dollars.This ranking status will greatly effect the price of the palm. Palms in a lower ranking group can also be worth as much as the No 1 types due to rareness. Ranking chart
The actual quality of the palm itself will also effect the price. Palms are priced according to their quality and listed as : - average, good, choice and imahaze.
Imahaze being the very best. Age and size is also a factor regarding price, but as you can see from the picture they can look attractive at all stages of growth.
Palms available in good, choice and imahaze qualities from young single divisions to multi cane specimens. Palms will be priced according to size, quality and number of canes. Will be well rooted in 4" 5" and 6" Japanese plastic pots : -

stock varies - inquire for availability

Kinponishiki - Golden Haze Palm - Grade 3 ranking. Native to Japan and derived from Kannonchikuao. Discovered in1990.
Lime stripes on green, shapely newer type.
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Eizannishiki - Prosperous Mountain Palm - Grade 2 ranking. Originated in Taiwan, parent plant unknown. Registered in 1973.
Thin leaf, yellow stripes on all leaves, fair grower and producer.
Ayanishiki - The Figured Palm - Grade 3 ranking. Derived from Zuikonishiki and registered in 1976
Cream stripe on lime leaf, good grower and produces many new shoots.
Heiseinishiki - The Simple Palm - Grade 2 ranking. Derived from Taizannishiki, discoverd in 1991
Rigid leaves with vibrant yellow variegation.
Zuikonishiki - The Palm of Success. Grade 3 ranking. Native to Japan and derived from Kinshi. Discovered in 1946.
Cream stripe on green leaf, excellent grower producing many new shoots.
Taizannishiki - The Yellow Mountain Palm - Grade 1 ranking. Originated in Taiwan, parent plant unknown. Discovered in 1987.
Yellow stripe on emerald leaf, excellent.
Nanzannishiki - Southern Mountain Palm. Grade 2 ranking. Originated in Taiwan, parent plant unknown. Registered in 1970.
Thick compact leaves with clear yellow stripes on all leaves, good growth.
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