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Buccaneer Palm

Pseudophoenix sargentii

  • Family Name: Arecaceae
  • Origin: native to Florida, Cuba, Caribbean, Mexico, C. Am.
  • One of the most durable palms for seaside landscaping. It is considered endangered in Florida though common in Cuba and the Caribbean.
  • Growth rate: Very Slow
  • Height: 10 to 12 feet
  • Spread: 15 feet
  • USDA hardiness zones: 10A - 11
  • Soil Requirements: Wide
  • Nutritional Requirements: Low
  • Salt Tolerance: High
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Wind Tolerance: High
  • Cold Tolerance: 26° F

Buccaneer Palm