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Foxtail Palm (Wodyetia Bifurcata)

Categorized as: Palm,Tree

April 08, 2011 | 10902 Views | 0 Comments

Foxtail Palm

The Foxtail Palm is becoming an extremely popular palm in southern climates. In fact, the Foxtail palm tree is the most used landscape palm tree in the world. It is suitable for moist sub-tropical and tropical climates. It is also known by the botanic name Wodyetia bifurcata. Foxtail Palms are native to the Northern Australia. It can be grown as a potted palm so long as it's cared for properly, but it likely will quickly outgrow its pot since it's rate of growth of medium to fast. Its moderately drought tolerant, handles a variety of soil conditions very well, is typically is free of pests, and handles neglect fairly well - ultimately it's an easy palm to grow... if you have the right climate.

Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Wodyetia
Species: Bifurcata
Cultivar: None Identified

Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum Hystrix)

Categorized as: Palm,Shrub,Tree

April 28, 2010 | 7250 Views | 0 Comments

Needle Palm The needle palm is generally considered to be the most cold-hardy palm available for the landscape. It is a slow-growing palm with a shrub-like form, and it usually does not form a large trunk. It is native to the coastal southeastern United States, from Mississippi to North and South Carolina.
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Rhapidophyllum
Species: Hystrix
Cultivar: None Identified

Dwarf Palmetto, Bluestem Palmetto, Blue Palm (Sabal Minor)

Categorized as: Palm,Shrub,Tree

April 28, 2010 | 17001 Views | 0 Comments

Dwarf Palmetto, Bluestem Palmetto, Blue Palm Sabal minor, or the dwarf palmetto, is considered to be one of the hardiest palms available. It grows primarily in the southeastern United States, and its natural habitat extends west to Texas and Oklahoma. Over time, Sabal Minor form a clump about 5-6 feet in height. It grows from a single trunk, which most often grows underground. The presence of a short above-ground trunk may indicate that the plant is actually another palm, perhaps another closely-related species.
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Sabal
Species: Minor
Cultivar: None Identified

Chinese Fan Palm, Fountain Palm (Livistona Chinensis)

Categorized as: Palm,Tree

April 25, 2010 | 12177 Views | 0 Comments

Chinese Fan Palm Chinese Fan Palms make slow-growing, but striking landscape specimens. The Chinese Fan Palm is tolerant of poor soils, but does the best when regularly fertilized. In zone 8 it will likely die back to the ground due to the freezes and frosts, but will re-emerge in the spring. It may be possible to grow this plant in zone 7 as well, with a good mulch. It can grow in nearly full shade, but will stretch if grown under these conditions.
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Livistona
Species: Chinensis
Cultivar: None Identified

Windmill Palm, Chusan Palm (Trachycarpus Fortunei )

Categorized as: Palm,Tree

April 24, 2010 | 24490 Views | 0 Comments

Windmill Palm The erect, single trunk of Windmill Palm is covered with dense, brown, hairlike fibers, and the three-foot-wide, fan-shaped fronds extend from 1.5-foot-long, rough-edged petioles. If one didn't know better, you might think the truck was wrapped in burlap. Windmill Palms are a very slow-growing palm that can reach up to 40 feet in height; though is often seen much smaller at 10 to 20 feet tall. It does well in confined areas and is hardy to 10-degrees F. or lower.
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Trachycarpus
Species: Fortunei
Cultivar: None Identified

Japanese Sago Palm, King Sago Palm, Sago Cycas, Sago Palm (Cycas Revoluta )

Categorized as: Cycads,Palm

April 24, 2010 | 14183 Views | 0 Comments

Sago Palm This unique plant resembles a palm tree but is actually a cycad. These living fossils, members of the Cycadaceae family, dominated the landscape during the Mesozoic era over 150 million years ago. Today about 10 genera of cycads still survive. The most commonly grown is the Japanese sago, also called the sago palm (though again, it isn't really a palm).

This symmetrical plant supports a crown of shiny dark green leaves on a thick shaggy trunk that can grow to 10-12 ft high. The plant is very slow growing requiring about 50 years to achieve this height. As the plant matures branching of the thick stem may occur which only adds to the interest and charm of this beauty. Japanese sago also tends to produce suckers at its base forming a large multi-stem clump over time.
Family: Cycadaceae
Genus: Cycas
Species: Revoluta
Cultivar: None Identified