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Syagrus romanzoffiana (Queen Palm)

Queen Palm, Cocos Palm, Cocos plumosa, Cocos australis, Arecastrum romanzoffianum


A very aristocratic-looking species, Syagrus romanzoffiana (Queen Palm) is an elegant evergreen palm with an exceptionally straight, slender trunk and a high canopy of gracefully arching, feather-like fronds that can reach 8-15 ft. in length (2-5 m). Each glossy, dark green leaf is divided into numerous drooping leaflets. The smooth, gray trunk, 1-2 ft. wide (30-60 cm), is ringed with old leaf scars and displays irregular bulges over its length. Creamy flowers are produced from within the leaves during the spring and summer months. They give way to showy, hanging clusters of yellow to orange, edible dates, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), that often accumulate on the ground beneath the canopy. Slow-growing and long-lived (50-150 years), Queen Palm is hardy to 25°F (-4°C), but the leaves may be severely damaged. A beautiful palm for formal plantings, as a specimen or street tree.

  • Grows with an upright habit up to 50-70 ft. tall (15-21 m) and 20-30 ft. wide (6-9 m). Grows 24 or more inches per year (60 cm).
  • Easily grown in well-drained soils in full sun with regular watering. Will withstand some drought but keep watered for best looks. Queen palm generally grows poorly on alkaline soils. Displays moderate salt tolerance.
  • No serious disease or pest issues. Keep an eye out for scales, spider mites, butt rot, armillaria and root rot.
  • The dead fronds are persistent and often require pruning to remove.
  • Propagate by seed. Will germinate in 2-4 months. As with most palm species, high temperatures (90–95°F or 32-35°C) are required for seed germination.
  • Native to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southeast Brazil.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 11 – 12
Climate Zones 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Palms - Cycads
Plant Family Palms - Cycads
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 50' – 70' (15m – 21m)
Spread 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 11 – 12
Climate Zones 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Palms - Cycads
Plant Family Palms - Cycads
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 50' – 70' (15m – 21m)
Spread 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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