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Image of Coccothrinax borhidiana photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Borhidis Guano Palm, Guano)

The tight clusters of stiff, bluish green leaves on the Borhidis guano palm are most beautiful when viewed from above. For that reason alone, it's worthwhile acquiring young plants to enjoy for years in the garden before the trunk elongates. This evergreen palm is native only to the coasts of Cuba, where it is now endangered. It is very slow-growing, and becomes a short single-trunk palm over several decades. Old, dead leaves in the canopy persist, creating a brown petticoat.

The leaves have...

Image of Coccothrinax crinita photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Old Man Palm, Thatch Palm)

Once you see the thickly thatched trunk of the old man palm, you'll understand why some people insist it looks like Cousin It from the Addams Family! This threatened evergreen palm is native only to Cuba, where it sparsely inhabits grasslands and hillsides. It is slow-growing, and eventually becomes a two-story-tall, single-trunk palm over several decades. In windy growing conditions, the beard-like thatch is shed on oldest plants.

The leaves have fairly long petiole stems, causing the round...

Image of Coccothrinax crinita ssp. crinita photo by: Mark A. Miller

Mark A. Miller

(Old Man Palm, Thatch Palm)

Very long, coarse, beard-like fibers develop on this subspecies of the old man palm. This threatened evergreen palm is native only to Cuba, where it sparsely inhabits grasslands and hillsides. It is slow-growing, and becomes an upright, single-trunk palm over several decades. In windy growing conditions, the beard-like thatch is shed on oldest plants.

The leaves have fairly long petiole stems, causing the round leaves with stiff pointed segments to jut out from the ornate, thatch-covered trunk....

Image of Cocos nucifera photo by: Forest & Kim Starr

Forest & Kim Starr

(Coconut Palm)

This is perhaps the most visually recognizable, romantic palm in the world. Coconut palm is commonly associated with the beaches of the South Pacific but is found in coastal tropical areas worldwide. It is a true palm that produces a crown of large, feathery palm leaves at the top of its long, bare trunk.

The large, pinnate leaves of coconut palm are deep green, sometimes with yellow petioles. Mature specimens produce branching inflorescences with numerous tassels of yellow male and female...

Image of Cocos nucifera

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Coconut Palm)

Coconut is perhaps the most visually recognizable, romantic palm in the world. The cultivar 'Golden Malay' produces fruits with yellow husks, and is reputed to be resistant to lethal yellowing disease. Coconut palm is commonly associated with the beaches of the South Pacific but is found in coastal tropical areas worldwide. It is a true palm that produces a crown of large, feathery palm leaves at the top of its long, bare trunk.

The large, pinnate leaves of coconut palm are deep green, sometimes...

Image of Cocos nucifera

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Coconut Palm)

Coconut is perhaps the most visually recognizable, romantic palm in the world. A hybrid of 'Panama Tall' and 'Malayan Dwarf', the cultivar 'Maypan' combines the former's height and cold hardiness with the latter's relative resistance to lethal yellowing disease. Coconut palm is commonly associated with the beaches of the South Pacific but is found in coastal tropical areas worldwide. It is a true palm that produces a crown of large, feathery palm leaves at the top of its long, bare trunk.

The...

Image of Colpothrinax wrightii photo by: Mark A. Miller

Mark A. Miller

(Barrel Palm, Cuban Bottle Palm)

A tall specimen of a Cuban bottle palm has a trunk that resembles a snake that recently swallowed a plump rat. The "belly" is not fully at the trunk's bottom, but in a seemingly random middle area. This evergreen palm is native to the grasslands of western Cuba and the Isle of Youth. It is a single-trunked plant that looks like a sabal palm in leaf form and canopy.

When young, the Cuban bottle palm's trunk is covered in thatch fibers. Only with age does the thatch shed and a rather smooth trunk...

Image of Copernicia photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Palm)

Bearing bold, fan-shaped fronds atop stout solitary trunks, these slow-growing palms from dry fields and savannas of the Caribbean and South America make great plants for tropical and subtropical gardens.

Thirty to forty large, dark green to silvery fronds are borne atop the trunk on long, erect, inclined, or drooping stems ("petioles"), forming a dense, rounded, symmetrical crown. The fronds are divided into many stiff blade-like segments that radiate like the spokes of an umbrella. They often...

Image of Copernicia alba photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Caranday Palm)

Bearing bold, fan-shaped fronds atop a stout trunk, this variable, small to large palm from Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Brazil makes a great subject for tropical and subtropical gardens.

Thirty to forty large, green to silvery fronds are borne atop the solitary trunk on long, erect, inclined, or drooping stems ("petioles"), forming a rounded crown. The fronds are divided into many stiff blade-like segments that radiate like the spokes of an umbrella. They often have waxy undersides. The...

Image of Copernicia berteroana photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Yarey )

Bearing bold, fan-shaped fronds atop a solitary trunk, this small, slow-growing palm from Hispaniola makes a great subject for tropical and subtropical gardens.

Thirty to forty large, bright green fronds are borne atop the trunk on long, ascending or drooping stems ("petioles"), forming a rounded crown. The fronds are divided into more than 100 stiff blade-like segments that radiate like the spokes of an umbrella. The petioles have tufts of white hairs, and are edged with hooked tooth-like spines....