Coconut Palm

Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to full shade
Soil Moisture: Low to medium soil moisture
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 50 – 80 ft.
Mature Spread: 20 – 60 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 10a-11

Coconut Palm, Cocos nucifera

The Coconut Palm is very popular and well-known for many products processed from the fruit and oil inside the nut. Shredded coconut is often used in cakes, pies and cookies. Also coconut oil is the source used in the making of soups, shampoos, cooking oil and margarine. A mature palm can have up to 20-30 leaves, 15 ft. in length, with up to 150-200 thin leaflets per frond. Can handle cold temperatures from 26-30˚F but will show burn from heavy frost.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

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