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Image of Ravenea rivularis photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Majestic Palm, Majesty Palm)

Graceful and truly majestic in appearance, majesty palm originates from the riverbanks of Madagascar. This adaptable tropical palm has fine, gently arching, palm fronds of medium to dark green. The middle of the frond typically twists 90 degrees so that the outermost tip is oriented vertically. These arise from a solitary, smooth, broad-based trunk of gray to sandy brown that has horizontal striations and tapers towards the top. In summer it produces showy, bright orange-red flowers and fruits.


Image of Rhapidophyllum hystrix photo by: Russell Stafford

Russell Stafford

(Needle Palm)

Reputed to be the most cold-tolerant of palms, the needle palm has dense foliage of dark green, fan-shaped fronds with long, black needles on the bases of the stems. This very slow-grower is an evergreen, clumping palm native to the coastal plain of the southeastern United States, from South Carolina to Mississippi and Florida, where it is vanishing in the wild.

The bright green to dark green leaves are semi-circular or close to round, with deep cuts into the blade. On the underside, there is...

Image of Rhapis excelsa photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Lady Palm)

Graceful lady palms are among the best for shade. Native to southern China, they are petite, clumping and moderate to slow growing. The straight, thin stems or trunks are clothed in dense, dark brown, matted fibers and leaf bases. Clumps may eventually have hundreds of stems. The leaves are often clustered at the ends of the stems, divided and shaped like a hand – palmate. The tips of the leaflets are bluntly toothed, pointed and the leaf color is very dark, shiny green. Small flowers are produced...

Image of Rhapis humilis photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Slender Lady Palm)

Slender lady palm is among the best for shade. It is thought to be native to southern China and Taiwan but is unknown in the wild. Overall, it is a moderate sized palm (taller than the more popular Rhapis excelsa), clump forming and slow growing. Its straight, thin stems are ringed and clothed lightly in dark brown fibers.

Slender lady palm clumps do not become dense or large. The leaves are often clustered at the ends of the stems, divided and palmate but not fully round. The tips...

(Finger Palm)

Finger palm is the beautiful, graceful cousin of the more common lady palm (Rhapis excelsa). It is a slow growing, small, clump-forming palm native to southern China and Vietnam. Its straight, slender stems, or trunks, are ringed and covered in dark brown fibers. Leaves are clustered at the ends of the stems but also exist along the lower stems, giving this palm a fuller, leafier look than many other Rhapis.

The shiny, medium green leaves are divided and palmate and generally...

Image of Roystonea regia photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Cuban Royal Palm, Florida Royal Palm)

The royal palm is perhaps the most regal of all palms with its smooth gray trunk reaching skyward. The top of this palm from the western Caribbean Basin is capped with a lovely crown of large green pinnate (feather) fronds. The trunk has the appearance as if it was cast of concrete. The creamy, cup-shaped flowers with purplish anthers are borne in large clustered panicles and yield purple fruits.

The royal palm should be planted in a well-draining soil that is moist. It is very tolerant of...

(Hybrid Sabal Palm, Riverside Sabal Palm)

Known for its enormous, bluish green, fan-shaped fronds and its remarkable cold hardiness, this hybrid from the vicinity of Riverside, California, is also among the fastest growing palmettos. Eventually forming a medium to tall, single-trunked palm, it may have either Bermuda palmetto (Sabal bermudana) or hat palm (Sabal domingensis) in its lineage.

The gigantic, rounded, evergreen fronds have numerous narrow sword-shaped segments which sometimes droop slightly. The fronds...

Image of Sabal bermudana photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Bermuda Palm, Bermuda Palmetto)

Prized for its bold colorful fan-shaped fronds and its remarkable cold hardiness, this Bermuda native is endangered in the wild but widely grown in gardens. It slowly forms a single-trunked, round-headed specimen that eventually reaches the height of a 3-story house. It resembles the Florida cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto) but is shorter with a stouter trunk.

The immense, blue-tinged, evergreen fronds are divided into numerous long, narrow, blade-like segments. The fronds, which may be...

Image of Sabal blackburniana photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Hispañolan Palmetto)

Bearing bold colorful fan-shaped fronds atop a stout trunk, this Caribbean native is one of the most imposing and ornamental palmettos. Slowly forming a single-trunked, round-headed palm of medium height, it is essentially a slightly larger version of cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto).

The immense, bluish green, evergreen fronds are divided into numerous long, narrow, blade-like segments. The fronds are borne on long, straight or slightly arching stems ("petioles"). The upper trunk of older...

Image of Sabal causiarum photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Puerto Rican Hat Palm, Puerto Rican Palmetto)

With its immense evergreen fronds and massive gray trunk, this medium-sized, slow growing palm is among the noblest members of the genus Sabal. It is a rare native of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, where its fronds were traditionally used for basketmaking, hats and other woven goods.

Borne in a dense rounded crown, the bold, bright green, often blue-tinged fronds are deeply divided into long sword-shaped segments. Long white filaments fringe the edges of the segments. The fronds...