Queen Palm

Syagrus romanzoffiana

Syagrus romanzoffianum (Queen Palm) - full view

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Syagrus romanzoffianum (Queen Palm) - full view

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Syagrus romanzoffianum (Queen Palm) - frond

Foliage detail

  • Size:

    Height: 30-40'; Spread: 15-20'

  • Growth:

    Moderate to fast

  • Character:

    Evergreen; columnar; arching vase-like form.

  • Foliage:

    Light green, glossy fronds to 15' long.

  • Flower:

    Flowering is unlikely in SF.

  • Fruit:

    Fruit is unlikely in SF.

  • Bark:

    Smooth gray-brown trunk.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Low. Prune spent fronds. Needs regular water.

  • Tolerance:

    Loam or sandy soil. Moderate salt spray exposure.

  • Special Considerations:

    Needs sun, warmth, and good drainage. Fronds get wind burnt. Shallow root system. Green seeds poisonous. Do not plant under wires.

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to Brazil. Handsome flowing fine-textured fronds.