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Image of Sabal yapa photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Bay Palmetto, Huano, Thatch Palm)

The bold, bluish-green fronds of this slender-trunked Sabal have strongly drooping leaflets, creating a cascading effect. It is native to deciduous forests and grasslands in southwestern Cuba, Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula, usually occurring on alkaline soil. It grows slowly into a medium-sized palm.

The huge, arching, fan-shaped fronds are divided into 90 or more long, cascading, blade-like segments, that radiate like the spokes of an umbrella. The segments are joined in pairs for...

Image of Serenoa repens photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Saw Palmetto)

The adaptable saw palmetto has handsome, stiff, fan-like fronds that are bold and beautiful. It is a small, evergreen, clustering palm that grows very slowly and develops long, often unbecoming, fiber-covered trunks. It is native to the coastal sandy plains of the far southeastern United States where it inhabits open seaside landscapes and scrubby woods.

The fan-shaped fronds of this palmetto are stiff, coarse and typically dull green to grayish green but some forms are breathtaking silvery...

Image of Syagrus romanzoffiana photo by: Doris Happel

Doris Happel

(Queen Palm)

Queen palm is a large solitary palm native to south-central South America with a slender, exceptionally straight gray trunk. The glossy, bright green fronds can drape to the ground. Ivory-colored flowers give rise to orange dates which may attract bats and insects. It clings onto its dead fronds and with lots of fruits, it is a fairly messy plant.

Queen palm requires full sun and well-drained to wet soils and is intolerant of alkaline soils where nutrient deficiencies are expected. It has the...

Image of Thrinax photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Palm, Thatch Palm)

Only seven species are in the genus Thrinax. The genus name in Greek means "trident", referring to the leaf segments. All species - usually called thatch palms - are native to sunny, sandy-soil habitats across the Caribbean, including the Florida Keys and the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. All are slow to very slow growing and grow into solitary trunk plants (except for one species). Clustering habit is not typical.

Leaves are circular with deeply pointed lobes and a raised...

Image of Thrinax morrisii photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Brittle Thatch Palm, Key Thatch Palm, Peaberry Palm)

A small, slow-growing palm with a slender trunk and a mophead crown of bold, colorful leaves, Thrinax morrisii is native to the Florida Keys and several Caribbean islands. It occurs in deciduous forests and in coastal scrub, often on alkaline soil.

The fan-shaped, umbrella-sized, evergreen fronds are deeply divided into 33 or more blade-like segments, which radiate like the spokes of a parasol. The fronds are green to blue-green above with paler undersides that are often a gleaming...

Image of Thrinax radiata photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Caribbean Thatch Palm, Florida Thatch Palm)

The tough, relatively fast-growing Florida thatch palm has a slender trunk topped with a mophead cluster of deep green, fan-shaped fronds. It also boasts attractive ivory flower clusters and white, berry-like fruits. This typically solitary palm is native to southern Florida, the Caribbean islands and the coastal areas of Belize and the Mexican Yucatan where it is found in coastal forests.

The fronds are supported by slender petioles (stems) and collectively can form a dense, rounded canopy....

Image of Trachycarpus fortunei photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Chinese Windmill Palm, Windmill Palm)

A popular cultivated palm for warm temperate to cool subtropical landscapes, windmill palm is admired for its large, dark green, fan-shaped leaves. This native of central eastern Asia is among the most cold hardy of palms (arguably the hardiest that forms a tall trunk). In warm months, this evergreen indiscriminately bears attractive clusters of tiny yellow flowers. Those with female flowers are followed by blue-black fruits (male and female flowers exist on separate plants). This palm is commonly...

Image of Washingtonia filifera photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Cotton Palm, Desert Fan Palm, Washington Palm)

Desert fan palms are sturdy, solitary and native to southern California, western Arizona and northwestern Mexico. The large, gray-green leaves are costapalmate which means they have a fish hook shape in the middle of a roundish blade, divided to the middle into many segments that bend and are split with long threads or fibers in between. The leaves are connected to the trunk with green petioles or stems and are armed with wicked green, hooked teeth, younger leaves may lack teeth. Old leaves are persistent...

Image of Washingtonia robusta photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Mexican Fan Palm, Washington Fan Palm)

Growing to towering heights, the Washington fan palm is a commonly planted, long tall palm from Mexico. Its trunk is marked with the remains of old leaf bases and has a coarse appearance. Throughout the season is bears broad, showy, fan-shaped leaves of green that emerge from long, sharply toothed petioles. New growth emerges from the terminus of the tree giving plants a feather-duster appearance. In summer it bears clusters of ivory flowers followed by black fruits.

Sun-loving by nature, Washington...

Image of Wodyetia bifurcata photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Foxtail Palm)

Foxtail palm is a tall, feather-leaf palm native to northeastern Australia (where it is listed as threatened) and unknown to botanists until 1978. Its unique fronds are divided into mid-green leaflets which radiate in all directions from the leaf stem, giving a fox-tail effect. A mature foxtail palm's crown is broad and gracefully arching feet across and comprises eight to ten fronds. Clustered white flowers develop into brilliant orange-red fruits the size of chicken eggs, which can cause considerable...