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Palm Tree Landscape 9

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Bamboo Palm Chamaedorea seifrizii Often used as a hedge plant in the tropics, bamboo palm forms thick colonies that grow about 10 feet tall and have feathery fronds. It grows best in part shade. Zones 10-11 Butterfly Palm Chrysalidocarpus lutescens Also called areca palm, butterfly palm is a dwarf variety that grows 10 feet tall and has light green feathery fronds. It thrives in sun or shade. Zones 10-11 Canary Island Date Palm Phoenix canariensis Canary Island date palm is an especially popular, slow-growing palm tree that can reach 50 feet tall over time. It has a thick canopy of feathery fronds. It does best in full sun with regular watering. Zones 9-11 Cat Palm Chamaedorea cataractarum Often grown as a houseplant, cat palm is a beautiful tree in the tropics that grows about 10 feet tall and thrives in shade. Zones 10-11 Chinese Fan Palm Livistona chinensis Chinese fan palm is one of the more common varieties in the tropics. It has, as you might guess, fan-shaped, dark green leaves. Growing about 25 feet tall, it thrives in full sun. Zones 9-11 Christmas Palm Adonidia merrillii Christmas palm earns its common name for its bright red fruits that appear in autumn and winter. A dwarf variety, it grows about 15 feet tall and thrives in full sun. Zones 10-11 Coconut Palm Cocos nucifera Coconut palm is a lovely tree with feathery fronds and a graceful shape. Commonly grown in the tropics, it's a low-maintenance plant that grows 60 feet tall and thrives in full sun. Zone 10-11 Coonti Zamia pumila Technically not a palm, coontie is a Florida-native shrub that grows about 4 feet tall and wide, eventually forming an impressive colony. Coontie grows best in part shade and attracts butterflies. Zone 10 Dwarf Palmetto Sabal minor Dwarf palmetto is a North American native shrubby palm that typically grows up to 6 feet tall. It has blue-green, fan-shaped leaves and does best in part sun. It's quite drought tolerant. Zone 7-11 European Fan Palm Chamaerops humilis A dwarf, hardy palm, European fan palm has gray-green leaves and grows about 15 feet tall. It thrives in part shade and is hardy in Zones 8-11 Fishtail Palm Caryota mitis One of the more distinctive palms, fishtail palm is an elegant tree with feathery fronds. It grows 30 feet tall and thrives in full sun. Zones 10-11 Kentia Palm Howea forsteriana Kentia palm is a taller variety that can reach 40 feet tall when happy (but is more commonly seen growing 20-25 feet tall). It has feathery green fronds and thrives in shade or part shade. Zones 10-11 Lady Palm Rhapis excelsa An excellent palm tree for shade, lady palm grows up to 15 feet tall and has dark green, shiny fan-shaped fronds. Zones 8-11 Majesty Palm Ravenea rivularis Among the most elegant of palms, majesty palm prefers consistently moist, or even wet, soil and shade or part shade. It has lush green, feathery fronds and is often grown as a houseplant. Zones 10-11 Needle Palm Rhapidophyllum hystrix A low-growing hardy palm, needle palm has dark green, fan-shaped fronds and is easy to grow, creating lush colonies. It typically grows about 6 feet tall and grows in shade or partial shade. Zones 8-11 Pindo Palm Butia capitata Pindo palm is a lovely tree with feathery, arching fronds. It grows 20-25 feet tall and thrives in full sun or part shade. Zones 8-11 Pygmy Date Palm Phoenix roebelenii Also called roebelenii palm, pygmy date palm is a dwarf, easy-to-grow variety that typically grows about 12 feet tall and has feathery fronds. It grows best in full sun. Zones 10-11 Silver European Fan Palm Chamaerops humilis cerifera This palm tree has a lot going for it: It's dwarf (15 feet tall), it's hardy, and easy to grow. Plus, it has strikingly beautiful silvery-blue fan-shaped fronds. It grows best in part shade. Zones 8-11 Spindle Palm Hyophorbe verschaffeltii Spindle palm is an elegant, slow-growing tree for full sun that typically grows up to 25 feet tall. Water spindle palm regularly during dry spells. Zones 10-11 Sylvester Palm Phoenix sylvestris An exceptionally beautiful tree, sylvester palm is a slow-growing variety that can reach 40 feet tall. It offers thick, feathery, blue-green fronds and does best in full sun. Zones 9-11 Triangle Palm Dypsis decaryi Triangle palm is a distinctive tree that earns its name because its blue-green fronds grow stacked in rows, creating a triangle effect. It grows 35 feet tall. Water triangle palm regularly. Zones 10-11 Windmill Palm Trachycarpus fortunei Windmill palm is an especially hardy species that has dark green fronds. It usually grows up to 20 feet tall, but can grow twice that in ideal conditions. It tolerates part shade and likes regular watering. Zones 8-11

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