Full sun, can tolerate sun at an early age. Hardy to 28° F/-3° C. Ample water. A stately palm, from Madagascar, grows to 30 ft. tall with massive blue-green leaves are borne on a stout trunk. Spreads to 20 ft. wide. Ideal for subtropical to tropical locations. Many cultivars range in frond color from green to silver. Adult color is apparent in young seedlings. This tree makes an excellent focal point for large gardens.
Prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Hardy to 23° F/-5° C. This single-trunked palm with palmate fronds grows slowly to 25 ft. with a spread of 6-7 ft. The stiff fronds are covered with wax, giving them a bluish color. Makes excellent small landscape specimen. Even more attractive in group plantings.
Drought and wind tolerant. Hardy to 20° F/-7° C. This massive, single-trunked palm grows relatively quickly to 70 ft. tall with a spread of 30 ft. Thick crown of deep green fronds. Pruned plants look like large pineapples.
CANARY ISLAND DATE PALM
KING SAGO — Cycas revoluta
Tolerates extreme shade, but prefers filtered light. Hardy to 18° F/-8° C. Loves water, but established clumps will tolerate drought. This palm grows slowly to 10 ft. tall. Forms clumps of slender, fiber-covered trunks. Clump spread depends on growing space. Can survive indefinitely in a container. Great indoor palm.
LADY PALM — Rhapis excelsa
PALM PHOTOS & DESCRIPTIONS
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Full sun, can tolerate neglect. Hardy to 15° F/-11° C. Sagos are considered ancient "living fossils" because they are extremely long-lived. New leaves emerge all at once in a circular pattern, and are tender at first but then they begin to harden several weeks later.
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