King And Queen Palm Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Northridge, CA
Question by greggroom
March 7, 2004
What is the difference between a KING PALM and a QUEEN PALM?

Thank you,
Greg Groom


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Answer from NGA
March 7, 2004

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The King Palm is Archontophoenix, and is native to the rain forests of eastern Australia. It grows to 50' or taller, with a 10-15' spread. Queen Palm is Arecastrum, a Brazilian native, growing upwards of 50' with a 20-25' spread. Queen palm grows faster than the King, and the Queen palm can produce decorative orange date-like fruit. Both palms have glossy green foliage and an upright growth habit.

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