The Endangered Spindle Palm

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii The spindle palm, Hyophorbe verschaffeltii is closely related to the bottle palm, Hyophorbe lagenicaulis. Like bottle palms, they are easy to care for and nearly extinct in the wild. Growing from 6-12 feet tall, this is a good palm for small landscapes. In a mature specimen, three quarters of this height is trunk. This palm tends… Continue reading The Endangered Spindle Palm

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Sabal Palm Tree Sabal palmetto

The Sabal palm tree (also spelled Sable palm) is one of the most cold hardy, easy-to-care-for palms you can buy. Pictures, care information and prices. Pruning and transplanting Sabal palmetto. The name of this palm is somewhat puzzling. Palmetto means small palm. S. palmetto typically grows to a height of 30-50 feet. Its fill, rounded crown can… Continue reading Sabal Palm Tree Sabal palmetto

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Windmill Palm Tree Trachycarpus fortunei

Make Candy Bouquets for Fun and Profit! Windmill palm tree, Trachycarpus fortunei, also called Chinese windmill palm or Chusan palms. Planting, growing and pruning windmill palm plants. Photos of windmill palms used in different landscape garden designs. Windmill Palm Photo A pair of windmill palm trees planted outside a library in coastal Georgia. The 15-20 bright… Continue reading Windmill Palm Tree Trachycarpus fortunei

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Coontie Palm

Zamia pumila syn. Zamia floridana Two things make the coontie palm special. One: Zamia pumila is Florida’s only native cycad. And Two: It is the sole larval food for the Atala butterfly. Zamia floridana or Florida arrowroot, as it is commonly called, prefers to grow in part day shade and moist soil. Despite these preferences the plant will tolerate considerable… Continue reading Coontie Palm

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White Bird of Paradise Plant

Strelitzia nicolai is a Tropical Giant Giant white bird of paradise plant growing tips and photos. The tropical bird of paradise tree is much larger and more tender than the orange bird of paradise bush. Strelitzia nicolai vs. Strelitzia alba. Giant bird of paradise plants cast dramatic shadows on a painted wall and form a backdrop for… Continue reading White Bird of Paradise Plant

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The Architectural Aloe Tree

Aloe barberae syn. Aloe bainesii The Aloe tree, Aloe barberae syn. bainesii is a slow growing tree that matures into a striking landscape centerpiece. The heavy gray trunk and branches grow in an upright habit to a height of 30 feet or more in warm areas. Aloe barberae growing at the Huntington Botanical Garden. Young Aloe tree plants usually grow as a tuft of succulent leaves atop… Continue reading The Architectural Aloe Tree

Mexican Fan Palm

Landscaping with Washingtonia robusta With its gracefully drooping leaf tips and hula skirt of dried fronds, the Mexican fan palm is the dancing girl of the Arecacea family. Buy a 13′ Mexican Fan Palm Tree Perhaps the Amazonian dancing girl would be a more accurate description as Washingtonia robusta can grow to 100 feet. A note of caution is in… Continue reading Mexican Fan Palm

Mediterranean Fan Palms European Fan Palm

Chamaerops humilis Mediterranean fan palms (a.k.a. European fan palms) are some of the most variable palm trees in cultivation. There are single trunk and clumping forms of Chamaerops humilis, tall and dwarf varieties and different leaf colors. Thank You for Shopping with Our Partners Tall varieties can slowly reach a height of 15 feet while dwarf… Continue reading Mediterranean Fan Palms European Fan Palm