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Florida Thatch Palm

Florida Thatch Palm

Thrinax radiata

  • Family Name: Arecaceae
  • Origin: Florida native
  • Commonly used as a landscaping tree along roadways and in residential areas in South Florida. Today, it is being widely planted outside of its natural historic range in South Florida and the Caribbean because of its ability to grow under various conditions. It is used by gardeners and can be grown in containers or in arboretums, which showcase this species’ prolific inflorescences and fruit.
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Height: 20’
  • Spread: 10’
  • Soil Requirements: Wide
  • Nutritional Requirements: Low
  • Salt Tolerance: High
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Wind Tolerance: High
  • Cold Tolerance: 26° F
  • USDA hardiness zones: 10A - 11