Queen Palm

Queen or Cocos Palm
Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to full shade
Soil Moisture: Low to medium soil moisture
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 30 – 40 ft.
Mature Spread: 5 – 10 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 8b – 11

Queen Palm, Syagrus romanzoffiana

This is one of the most commonly used palms in South Florida landscapes. Originating from Argentina this palm is a rapid grower and is not considered native. With the proper fertilizer and irrigation it can grow as much as 6 ft. per year. Produces a bloom stalk that bears orange fruit/seed which can be messy. Trimming dead fronds and blooms stalks before they seed, once or twice a year provides a clean, groomed appearance.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247