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Florida Palm Trees site has great tips, articles and step-by-step instructions that will help you grow healthy beautiful palm trees. We have about 50 most popular palm trees in our Palm Tree Catalog with detailed description and gorgeous photos. Everybody knows that if you live in tropical climate of Florida the selection of palm trees you can grow in your garden is almost unlimited, but most people don’t know, that …

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Areca Palm Tree Description

The Areca Palm Tree, scientific name Chrysalidocarpus lutescens or Dypsis lutescens, is one of the most popular palms in tropical and subtropical climates because of its beautiful appearance and low maintenance. The Areca Palm is also known as Butterfly Palm, Cane Palm, Madagascar Palm, Golden Feather Palm, and Yellow Palm. Dypsis lutescens is a large palm tree that can grow up to 20ft tall and 15ft wide. It tree grows …

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How to Protect Palm Trees from Cold

While cold hardy palms can tolerate freezing temperatures, tropical palms may suffer from the cold damage. Usually, palm tree owners, that live in the warm climates, don’t need to worry about cold weather. But with unpredictable winters in the last couple of years, freezing temperatures don’t come as a surprise. Cold weather can effect palm trees in different ways. First, freeze can damage the palm tissue in the trunk, which …

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Palm Trees Insects – Mealybugs

Mealybugs belong to Pseudococcidae, a family of unarmored scale insects, found in moist, warm climates. Mealybug females feed on plant sap, normally in roots or other crevices. They attach themselves to the plant producing a powdery wax that is used for protection, hence the name mealybug. The males, are short-lived as they are there only to fertilize the females. One mealybug will not hurt your plant, but they multiply quickly …

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Florida Palm Tree Nurseries

There are a lot of nurseries in Florida. I will list only those that I know have a great variety of Palm Trees and other tropical plants. Here is a short list of Florida Palm Tree Nurseries that I personally trust: Real Palm Trees realpalmtrees.com 520 W. Green St. Englewood, FL This nursery is at the top of my list because it has a great variety of most popular palm …

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Majesty Palm Tree Pictures

Take a look at these beautiful pictures of the Majesty Palm Tree, scientific name Ravenea rivularis. The Majesty Palm is a very large tree with a large, untidy crown, feather-shaped symmetrical leaves and an attractive swollen base at the trunk. Please let me know if you have any images of the Majesty Palm, so I can add them to my site. Good quality photos will help others with their palm …

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True Date Palm Description

The True Date Palm Tree, scientific name Phoenix dactylifera, is a close relative to Canary Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis) and Pygmy Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii). The True Date Palm is also known as Date Palm, True Date, Medjool Palm, Medjool Date Palm, Phoenix Medjool Palm, Jewel Palm, Medjewel Palm, and Medjool Dates. Phoenix dactylifera can grow up to 100ft tall with a spread up to 30 ft wide. It has …

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Triangle Palm Tree Description

The Triangle Palm Tree, scientific name Dypsis decaryi, is a very striking palm known for its tristichously arranged leaves that form a triangle. The palm is a great ornamental plant that can be grown indoors or outdoors in the open to show its unique shape. It can grow indoors or outdoors. The Triangle Palm is also known as Three Sided Palm and Neodypsis decaryiraveler’s Tree. Dypsis decaryi can grow up …

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Travelers Palm Tree Description

The Travelers Palm Tree, scientific name Ravenala madagascariensis, is one of the most recognizable palm trees in the world for its spectacular fronds that range in color from orange to yellow to green. The Travelers Palm is also known as Travellers Palm and Traveler’s Tree. Ravenala madagascariensis grows at the medium rate up to 30-40 ft tall with 20 ft wide spread. Young Travelers Palm has a subterranean trunk that …

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Teddy Bear Palm Description

The Teddy Bear Palm Tree, scientific name Dypsis leptocheilos or Neodypsis lastelliana, is a very elegant palm known for its unique trunk with a distinctive reddish-colored fuzzy crownshaft. It can grow indoors or outdoors. The Teddy Bear Palm is also known as Redneck Palm and Red Fuzzy Palm. Dypsis leptocheilos grows at a medium rate up to 30ft tall and 15ft wide. It has a single, clean, white, waxy trunk …

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Sylvester Date Palm Description

The Sylvester Date Palm Tree, scientific name Phoenix sylvestris, is one of the most popular palm trees in the world. This spectacular palm is often used throughout luxury homes, renowned golf courses or for avenue planting. The Sylvester Date Palm is also known as Sugar Date Palm, India Date Palm, Silver Date Palm, and Wild Date Palm. Phoenix sylvestris is a fast growing palm that can get up to 40-50ft …

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Spindle Palm Tree Description

The Spindle Palm Tree, scientific name Hyophorbe verschaffeltii or Hyophorbe verschafeltii, is an elegant looking palm that is perfect for a small landscape. It is well-known for its unique spindle shaped trunk and beautiful v-shaped feathery leaves. The Spindle Palm has a lot of similar characteristics with Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis). Hyophorbe verschaffeltii is a slow growing palm that can get up to 20ft tall and up to 15ft wide. …

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Saw Palmetto Palm Description

The Saw Palmetto Tree, scientific name Serenoa repens or Sereno repens, is one of the most cold hardiest palm trees that can tolerate cold down to 0F, making it a perfect palm for landscape in USDA zones 7-11. The Saw Palmetto is also known as Silver Saw Palmetto Palm and Scrub Palm. Serenoa repens is a small hardy palm that can grow up to 7-10ft tall but usually doesn’t exceed …

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Sago Palm Tree Description

The Sago Palm Tree, scientific name Cycas revoluta or Cycas revolut, is a unique plant that resembles a palm tree but is actually a cycad. It is a great palm for landscape in USDA zones 8-11. The Sago Palm is also known as Japanese Sago Palm, King Sago Palm, and Sago Cycas. Cycas revoluta is a very slow growing palm that can get up to 15ft tall. Young specimens have …

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Ruffled Fan Palm Description

The Ruffled Fan Palm Tree, scientific name Licuala grandis, is an exotic fan palm that is well-known for its stunning dark-green ruffled leaves. The Ruffled Fan Palm is also known Vanuatu Fan Palm, Palas Palm, and Ruffled Lantan Palm. Licuala grandis is a very attractive, slow growing palm that can get up to 10ft tall, but usually doesn’t get higher than 6ft with a spread of 4ft wide. It has …

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Royal Palm Tree Description

The Royal Palm Tree, scientific name Roystonea regia or Roystonea oleracea, is one of the most popular palms in the world. It is a very large palm with a white marble column-like trunk and a beautiful thick crown of leaves. The Royal Palm is also known as Cuban Royal Palm and Florida Royal Palm. In the wild Roystonea regia can grow up to 90-120 ft tall, but in cultivation is …

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Red Latan Palm Description

The Red Latan Palm Tree, scientific name Latania lontaroides, is a large striking fan palm that is well-known for its stunning reddish color leaf-stems. This attractive palm is very similar to Blue Latan Palm and the Bismarck Palm. The Red Latan Palm is also known as Latania borbonica, Latania commersonii, and Latanier Rouge. Latania lontaroides is a slow growing palm that can grow up to 30-35ft tall with 15ft wide …

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Purple King Palm Description

The Purple King Palm Tree, scientific name Archontophoenix purpurea, is a close relative to the King Palm. It is definitely an exotic and rare palm that is well-known for its stunning reddish purple crownshaft. The Purple King Palm is also known as Mount Lewis King, Purple Piccabean Palm, and Purple Palm. Archontophoenix purpurea is a fast growing palm that can grow up to 30-50ft tall with a spread of about …

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Ponytail Palm Tree Description

The Ponytail Palm Tree, scientific name Beaucarnea recurvata, is well-known because of its stunning trunk that is greatly swollen at the base making this palm look like a giant onion. The Ponytail Palm is also known as Pony Tail Palm, Elephant Foot, Monja, and Palma culona. The Beaucarnea recurvata is a slow growing palm that can get up to 30ft tall but rarely exceeds 10ft. Young Ponytail Palm has no …

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Pindo Palm Tree Description

The Pindo Palm Tree, scientific name Butia capitata, is one of the most popular palms in the world because of its stunning appearance and cold hardiness that makes is great choice for landscape in USDA zones 8-11. The Pindo Palm is also known as Jelly Palm and Wine Palm. Butia capitata can slowly grow up to 25ft but usually is not taller than 15ft with the spread of 10 ft. …

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