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Queen Palm

Arecastrum romanzoffianum

Handsome, sturdy specimen with exceptionally straight trunk topped by glossy, feathery fronds. Great vertical effect for large gardens. Useful for park and street plantings. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical Pronunciationar-ek-AS-trum ro-man-ZOF-ee-an-um
Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 25 to 30 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide crown.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasWith its crinkled fronds, Queen is among the most graceful of the palms. This stately landscape palm grows more frost tolerant as it ages, but won't stand up to a hard or prolonged freeze. A good candidate for oceanfront landscapes and larger homesites inland, provided there are few gusts of hot wind to tatter its fronds. The best and most adaptable candidate for tropical, semitropical and post modern landscapes. Although it casts little shade, this palm makes a fine street tree. Grow as a single specimen or in clusters of three to five.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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