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Sylvester

 

Sylvester Date Palm (aka Silver Date Palm – Wild Date Palm)
(phoenix sylvestris)

Sylvester Date Palm features very dense “bushy” frond canopy, and more slender trunks that may vary slightly in coloration. Well suited for wetter climates.

Growth Rate:  Moderate to Faster

Cold Tolerant – Drought Tolerant – Salt Tolerant

USDA Zones:  09, 10, 11

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Sylvester Date Palm
Sylvester Date Palm

 

 

 

 

 

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Sago

 


Sago Palm

(cycas revoluta)

Sago Palms are excellent tropical additions, indoors or outdoors. With rugged trunks and beautiful green leaves. (Technically the Sago Palm is not a palm at all, but a cycad family. Because of its palm-like, feathery foliage, the Sago Palm is similar to both palm trees as well as tree ferns.

Growth Rate:  Slow

Cold & Salt Tolerant

USDA Zones:  09, 10

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Sago Palm

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Queen / Piru

 


Queen Palm (aka Piru Queen Palm)

(syagrus romanzoffiana)

Piru Queen Palms are both majestic and durable.  With long trunks and soft, feathery fronds, Queen Palms include showy cream to yellowish flowers.

Growth Rate:  Moderate to Faster

Cold Tolerant – Drought Tolerant – Salt Tolerant

USDA Zones:  08B, 09, 10, 11

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Pygmy / Mini

Pygmy Date Palm aka Dwarf Palm or Miniature Date Palm

Pygmy Date Palm (aka Dwarf Palm or Miniature Date Palm)
(phoenix roebellenii)

The Pygmy Date Palm is a graceful, slightly more delicate miniature. Thrives in sunshine or partial shade. Excellent choice for indoors as it thrives in low light (but not dark corners). Excellent tropical office tree that requires minimal care.

Growth Rate:  Slow

Cold Tolerant above 30 degrees – Salt Tolerant

USDA Zones:  10, 11

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Bismarckia


Bismarckia Palm

(bismarckia nobilis)

Bismarckia Palms (aka Bismarck Palms or Bismarcks) feature either silver-blue or green leaf foliage.  Silver-blue varieties are more cold hardy, green leaf varieties are less hardy to cold. These noble beauties have gray to tan trunks that slightly bulge at the base. The nearly rounded leaves are large, and produce a wedge-shaped hastula where the blade and petiole meet. Petioles are covered in a white wax as well as cinnamon-colored scales.

Growth Rate:  Moderate to Faster 

Cold & Salt Tolerant

Silver-Blue Varieties – USDA Zones:  09, 10, 11
Green Leaf Varieties – USDA Zones:  10, 11

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Mediterranean

Mediterranean Fan Palm aka Med Fan Palm
Mediterranean Fan Palm (aka Med Fan Palm)

(chamherops humilis)

Mediterranean Fan Palms (aka Med Fan Palms) can have either single or multi-stem trunks. The beautiful green dense foliage gives a dense, “clustered hedge” presentation.

Growth Rate:  Slow

Cold & Salt Tolerant

USDA Zones:  08, 09, 10, 11

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Mediterranean Fan Palm aka Med Fan Palm

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Robusta

Robusta Fan Palm
Robusta Fan Palm (aka Mexican Fan Palm)

(washingtonia robusta)

The Robusta Fan Palm (aka: Mexican Fan Palm) features broad green fan leaves and slender trunks. The trunks may be left in natural petiole or skinned slick.  These fast growers can provide nice shade, while being both cold & salt tolerant.

Growth Rate:  Fast

Cold & Salt Tolerant

USDA Zones:  09, 10, 11

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Robusta Fan Palm