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Silver Palm

Coccothrinax argentata

  • Family Name: Arecaceae
  • Origin: Florida Keys, Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, Central America, Colombia
  • This palm is most suited for residential and commercial landscapes were the unusual blue foliage can be appreciated. It makes a nice accent in a shrub border, and can be massed together to create a dramatic colorful impact. Place it in a low-growing groundcover to provide an exclamation point in the landscape.  Growing in full sun or partial shade, silver palm will tolerate any well-drained soil. The palm will grow straight up and provide a beautiful blue accent, even in areas receiving only two or three hours of sun. It is highly salt-tolerant and is especially useful for coastal locations and for soils with a high ph.
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Height: 15’
  • Spread: 8’
  • Soil Requirements: Wide
  • Nutritional Requirements: Low
  • Salt Tolerance: High
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Wind Tolerance: High
  • Cold Tolerance: 26° F
  • USDA hardiness zones: 10B - 11

Silver Palm