Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 25' to 50'
Plant Spread: 15' to 25'
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy white to gray in color
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Sep 29, 2011 6:18 PM

The biggest drawback to these palms is that they do not stand up to wind very well. The root systems are not designed such that they will take high winds & not lean or fall over. So consider this factor when planting them as when they come down the trunk is quite deceptively heavy as they are full of water.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Nov 29, 2011 9:10 AM

The Queen Palm is a fast growing tree native to South America and has become a popular ornamental landscape tree in most tropical and sub tropical regions. Although this is a popular tree here in Florida it has a shallow root system which can be detrimental during hurricane season when they tend to be uprooted and blown over during high winds. To keep a neat appearance, the dead fronds should be pruned on a regular basis. The flowers of Queen Palm are creamy white in color and the fruit is a hard nut. When ripe, the nut has a thin outer layer of sticky orange fibrous flesh that is said to have a sweet banana like flavor.

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