​​​​​​​​​Buccaneer Palm

Pseudophoenix sargentii

  • Common Name: Buccaneer Palm or Florida Cherry Palm.
  • Scientific Name:  Pseudophoenix sargentii
  • Family:  Arecaceae
  • Origin:  Caribbean, Eastern Mexico and Southeast Atlantic Florida
  • Height:  10'-12’
  •  Width:  15’
  • Growth:  Very slow
  • Zone:   10A-11
  • Light Needs:  Part shade to full sun.
  • Salt Tolerance:  High
  • Soil Moisture:  Drought tolerant.
  • Drought Tolerance:  High
  •  Pests/Diseases:  Pest-free
  • Growing Conditions:  Palm is ideal for seaside homes, wind and drought tolerant and can tolerate temperatures down to 26 degrees.  Palm likes sandy soil and no soil amendments needed when planting.
  • Characteristics:  This palm is a slow-growing Palm that is salt, wind and drought tolerant.  Will produce longer fronds, if grown in part shade.
  • Propagation:  Can be grown from seed.
  • Wildlife:  None
  • Facts:  This palm is exceptionally durable for seaside plantings and requires only yearly fertilization.
  • Designer Considerations:  Garden specimen or focal point, container palm by entry or pool cage, or lining a driveway. 

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Buccaneer Palm

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