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

Answer from NGA
March 7, 2004


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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