PALM

Evergreen: Yes
Size: Small, Medium, Large
Exposure: Sun
Category: Trees
Landscape Uses:
Plant around pools,patios or in containers for a tropical theme. Please use the descriptions below to select the perfect palm for your application.

Plant Description:

Butia capitata or Pindo Palm is a medium sized palm that has a single trunk and blue-green foliage.  The feather like arching leaves can reach sizes of eight feet long and two feet wide.  The petiole has spines along both sides.  This palm will grow in containers and moderate shade.  Once established this palm is very drought tolerant.

Chamaerops humilis is commonly known as Mediterranean Fan Palm.  This palm has an outstanding cold hardiness, which has made it a favorite.  The triangular blue-green, fan-shaped leaves grow to twenty-four inches long and are deeply divided into multiple segments. The clumping moderate growth habit of this palm creates a great specimen plant.  This palm makes an attractive container plant.  This slow growing palm will reach a mature size of fifteen feet tall and wide.

Cycas revolute also known as Sago Palm resembles a palm but is actually a cycad.  The shiny dark leaves take on a fernlike appearance.  The clumping growth habit can produces several stout robust trunks over time.  This plant is a slow grower and perfect for a container plant.  This plant will reach a mature size of six feet tall.

Rhapidophyllum hystrix also known as Needle Palm is a small shrubby palm that doesn’t form a true trunk but rather a four foot crown of foliage.  This palm produces suckers freely that can either be pruned or left to spread.  Fan-shaped leaves are a deep glossy green with a dull silvery underside.  Unlike many palms this palm will thrive in a shady location.  This hardy palm will grow six feet tall and wide.

Sabal minor also known as Dwarf Palmetto Palm is one of the two palms native to Texas.  This shrubby palm has large blushing-green leaves.  The leaves are fan-shaped, palmately lobed and segmented.  Though this palm is one of the slower growing palms its open structure is beautiful.  Once established this palm shows a high drought tolerance and will reach a mature size of eight feet tall and four feet wide.

Sabal texana is one of the native palms of Texas.  The fan-shaped leaves are very large and a blue-green color.  The massive number of leaves creates a thick rounded crown.  The solitary trunk is stocky and gray in color.  This palm is very cold hardy and slow growing.  This palm will reach a mature size of thirty feet tall and eight feet wide.

Serenoa repens or Palmetto Palm is a clumping bush palm that is very slow growing.  The bluish green, fan-shaped leaves can reach up to three feet in width.  The petioles bear sharp spines.  This palm will thrive in either full sun or partial shade and reach a mature size of six feet tall and wide.

Trachycarpus fortunei more commonly known as Windmill Palm displays an open crown of foliage on a very slender trunk.  The fan shaped leaves are dark green with a silvery lower surface.  The trunk is covered with a coarse brownish-gray fiber.  Though this plant is slow growing it is excellent for adding height in a container or in the landscape.  The Windmill Palm will reach a mature size of twenty feet tall.

Washington filifera or California Fan Palm is one of the most widely grown palms in warmer climates. The trunk is a massive gray barrel shape that is ringed with old leaf scars.  The loose and open crown is made up of gray-green palmate leaves.  Mature palms have curved thorns along the leaf petioles.  The fast growth habit and the drought resistance make this palm a favorite.  This tree reaches a mature size of fifty feet tall and twenty feet wide.

Washington robusta or Mexican Fan Palm is one of the tallest and fastest growing palms reaching heights of seventy feet.  The thin gray trunks are ringed with closely set leaf scars.  Bright green fan-shaped leaves are tightly held forming a rounded canopy.  The leaf stems are edged with saw tooth spines.  This adverse palm is both drought and frost tolerant.

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