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We see all different types of palm trees growing in Houston. The date palm tree bears spines/thorns four-to-six inches long. I'm sorry I can't be any more help to you. The thorns are VERY sharp and if a pet gets stuck/scratched with it, the wound will swell and act infected. I would love to have a date palm! These beautiful palms are known for their short fat trunks with a grayish overtone. Yes, this is a very interesting work and the writing just flows. Pindo palm (Butia capitata) The pindo palm has long feathery leaves in a blue-green color that arch toward the ground from a 12-18″ trunk. Texas is a great zone as well for palms. Hawaiian Odysseus from Southeast Washington state on April 28, 2013: I didn't realize that there were so many different kinds of palm trees. Fishtail Palm (Caryota mitis) The fishtail palm is one of our favorite indoor palm plants. Multiple clusters of slender, smooth trunks that are slightly swollen at the base. 9 About 500 AD date palm trees (P. dactylifera) died or were destroyed in Israel, however, trees remained in large numbers in Syria. These palms can be used as feature trees, for shade, as screens or as hedges. ♥, Thank you so much Ruchira! Leaves are 13 to 20 feet long with 80 to 100 leaflets on each side. Can grow to 50'-75' tall and 30' wide in ideal conditions, the fronds are feather shaped and medium green in color with a crownshaft that overlaps each other as they attach to the palms trunk. Start at the bottom and work your way up from there. Depending on the climate and the species, palm trees have the ability to grow as tall as 100 feet. https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/tree-with-thorns-on-trunk Public Domain - Palm Tree by Petr Kratochvil. This first photo show a several year old "sapling". Liz Rayen (author) from California on September 07, 2013: Thank you so much cmoneyspinner1tf ! Gardenerdy provides all the information on how to care for a Madagascar Palm tree. I have 2 palm trees that are tall and skinny. The easiest and best way to find out is to check with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) hardiness zone for your area. There are so many palms that thrive in your zone and other tropical zones, such as the south pacific. These Tips on How to Care for a Madagascar Palm Tree are Pure Gold. The stems or “petioles” (the stalk that joins a leaf to a stem; leafstalk) will display teeth, spines, or thorns. I remember seeing several of these varieties when I lived in Florida. The Getty Images design is a trademark of Getty Images. The surprising reality is that there are over 2,600 species of palm trees, and even more surprisingly, there are some species of palm trees that are bred to withstand temperate climates including cold winters. Not cold hardy. Thank you for all the lovely photos which really help to identify each specie of palm tree. Also a member of the Arecaceae family, it is also known as the Bismark Palm, Bismarckia Palm, Nobilis Palm. Can grow up to 100ft, but usually will grow 20-30ft. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 29, 2013: Great hub about the different palm trees. Pygmy date palm trees have small, yellow hued flowers, which give way to tiny purplish dates born on a thin solitary trunk with deep green fronds forming a crown. For example, if the tree has a tall, slender trunk, coconuts, and feather-shaped fronds, it’s likely a coconut palm. Liz Rayen (author) from California on April 28, 2013: Mahalo nui Joe! ♥. Areca Palms are often used as indoors as a houseplant. Got them 51 years ago in Arizona on our honeymoon Not sure what they are. Low-moderate maintenance. The Bismarck Palm is a favorite in Florida. One of the most beautiful and exquisite trees in the world is the palm tree. After 2-3 months of blooming, light greenish-yellow fruit are produced and eventually turn yellow-orange when ripe. On a mature Honey locust tree, clusters of these large, multi-branched thorns grow along the tree’s trunk. This large, stately palm often reaches a size too massive for most residential landscapes but, fortunately, it is very slow-growing and will take a considerable amount of time to reach its 50 to 60-foot-height (Fig. I'm so glad you enjoyed the hub. What Palm Has Three Trunks?. Single. As soon as you are done the leaves should shape a half hover at the highest point of the palm tree. Madagascar palm trunk and thorns pattern Pachypodium lamerei trunk with large thorns. You're so clever and artistic. I will pay more attention to these trees when I see them. Insignificant thorns also grow on the leaf stalks. Here you can compare the characteristics of a palm with the descriptions of which palms can be grown in your zone. I live in SC and visitors where I work are always asking about the various palms and I usually just have to shrug at them. Who would have thought some species of palms can grow in cold temperatures. Loves partial shade to full sun and moderate maintenance is required. wonder if they would live outside in Salem, Oregon. Liz Rayen (author) from California on June 20, 2019: I really don't want to give you misinformation. It was a lot of fun researching this topic. The "tree" is extremely dificult to kill. Single “bottle-shaped” trunk (2ft in diameter), ring scars, green crownshaft top, Produces white flowers followed by black berry-like oval-shaped fruits, Slow growing palm that will reach between 10-20 ft tall and 10-15 wide, Can be grown indoors in a pot as well as outdoors within your landscaping, Not cold hardy and will not tolerate frost. Loved getting more information in regards to it. So good to see you! The first thing you will want to look at when identifying your palm tree are the fronds. So good to see you again! Its majestic fronds are silvery in color and grown vertically from toothed petioles. Happy you enjoyed the article! I'm glad you enjoyed it and found it useful. Ruchira from United States on April 29, 2013: I love palm tress and you have provided an extensive hub on it. {{collectionsDisplayName(searchView.appliedFilters)}}, {{searchText.groupByEventToggleImages()}}, {{searchText.groupByEventToggleEvents()}}. I was completely surprised as well. Well known for growing coconuts all year long, beginning at the age of 6-10 for 80 years. Where that may be true for most of them.. there are some species that I wouldn't mind looking up to see if they would survive the mountains. I hope this helps you to not shrug so much from now on! Mary Hyatt from Florida on April 29, 2013: I live in S. Fl. This is despite the sweet taste of its seed pods and the fact that the tree is deer-resistant and can tolerate heat, drought and poor, salty soil. Moderate growth rate. Look for the final touches. Currently, date palm trees growing in Israel were imported from surrounding countries. Perfect for pots and grown indoors as an ornamental plant as well as outdoors. Voted up and shared. Clustered. Treathyl FOX from Austin, Texas on August 31, 2013: This article was better than looking up info in a boring encyclopedia. For many, the palm tree is most commonly thought of as that traditional long trunk specimen with coconuts hanging under its majestic fronds which are traditionally found in the tropics such as Hawaii, Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Exposure to these plants is the greatest risk factor for plant thorn arthritis… Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 20, 2014: poetrymsn6969... Florida has an abundance of species. This is a great indicator of what type of palm tree you are looking at and decide which the best species for your area is. We can't grow them here that's for sure. The Chinese Fan Palms, also known as Chinese Fountain Palms and Fountain Palms are also from the Arecaceae family. Thumbs up! SC is a great zone for palms as well because of the humidity. Subhas from New Delhi, India on April 30, 2013: I think all over the world people are fascinated by palm trees and by making them know about them you have increased the attachment. If you look at the base of an Areca palm, you will notice multiple stem growth. This popular palm is native to China and southern Japan. Palm trees are identified and named because of the familiar and distinguished characteristics of their fan-shaped or palmate fronds, unique trunks, amazing height and growth rates, and their stems. Did not see on the above list. Ideal for USDA Zones 10a (30-35F) to 11 (above 40F), Loves shade and can survive in full sun with plenty watering, Easy to maintain. Woman in Hammock in White Sand - Palm Trees - Tropical Beach Concept summer with green palm leaf from tropical . The stems grow slowly and often tightly together, eventually reaching 2–5 m (10–20 ft) tall with a trunk … Feather-like dark green leaves that grow outward and approximately 2ft. I will keep looking though and see id I can find what you are describing. Canary Island Date Palm is most impressive with its single, upright, thick trunk topped Enjoyed your hub voted up. Bismarck Palms are known for their silvery fronds which grow vertically from toothed petioles. This majestic date palm tree is highly valued in residential and business landscapes. Below are a few more palms along with a short list of their characteristics to help give you an idea of what to look for when deciding what palm species to plant in your area. Any idea what it is - it's in a small planted and I would like to know how big it will grow. I have a palm that showed up in my yard without being planted. ♥, Ahhh Natashalh.. If the spider mite is visible, try spray misting the plant with soapy water. The thorns are large enough to see at a some distance from the tree … It will show you how some palms will thrive only in zone 10 or 11, while other species can thrive in more northern zones such as zone 7 or 6. There are many wonderful books and garden websites that can help you further in your search for the right palms. Liz Rayen (author) from California on July 31, 2020: Palm trees will be I heaven...They are mentioned in the Bible, that’s what I live about them. Not important. 3. I will share this link. It can reach a height of 8-10… Expertly done, Lisa! The Chinese Fan Palms, also known as Chinese Fountain Palms and Fountain Palms are also from the Arecaceae family. Palm trees can grow very tall and large, spiky fronds can be unwieldy. I particularly love the palms with the feathered frond that drape over each other. ♥. At first I thought maybe Date Palm.. or perhaps one of the exotic palms that are grown in places like Jamaica. This small, thick trunk is not an actual palm tree but a member of the cactus family. Up, useful, interesting and pinning this to my trees board. Palm trees with more than one trunk have a variety of uses in the landscape. Perhaps you can check with your local nursery to find out the correct species. Thank you. Thank you Nithya (Vellur)! Liz Rayen (author) from California on January 15, 2019: It's hard to identify without a picture. And I am amazed to find that there are over 2,600 species. Who would guess on the number of species out there! These beautiful palms are known for their short fat trunks with a grayish overtone. Voted up :-). Parlor palm has delicate fronds with dainty texture. prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 29, 2013: I really enjoy reading this hub. I appreciate your sweet comments my sweet island bradda. Here’s another close view of the thorns . Others will exhibit trunks that have old fronds that have laid down creating a crosshatch pattern which gives the tree a hairy appearance. Pindo Palm (Butia capitata) Trees - cold hardy Palms (Butia capitata) are cold hardy to 12 -15 degrees (lower depending on the age and growth of the cold hardy palm tree), Pindo Palms are the hardiest Feather leaf palm in wide cultivation. ♥, Awwweee... hello my little blackbird (shingirisheyes) I know! There are quite a few palms that actually to quite well in dry and drought conditions. Areca Palms come from the Arecaceae family, also referred to as bamboo palm, golden cane palm, and butterfly palm. on April 28, 2013: I've learned so much from reading your excellent hub on Palm Trees. Bottle Palm Dwarf - Not cold hardy and will not tolerate frost. Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on April 29, 2013: Go figure! Great hub. Coconut is one of the most recognizable and most useful fruits in the world. A native palm to the island of Madagascar, this massive palm is perfect for any landscaping effect, especially when using it as a screening, placed for shading, and especially as a focal point. It produces white flowers, fruit similar to crab apples and red-purple fall foliage. With so many different varieties of the palm tree, it is very important to know which species will thrive in your area (or zone). These plants include palm trees, roses, black-thorn shrubs, cacti, bougainvillea, yucca, pyracantha, plum trees, and mesquite trees. The Bismarck Palm is tolerant to cold temperatures reaching down to 15F. Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on April 29, 2013: Great info, Lisa. ♥. I think palms are beautiful and majestic. The Royal, the coconut, and the Bottle palm were the ones I had in our backyard. The thorns are all over the trunk and branches.The jujube tree (Ziziphus jujuba) grows into zone 9, a native of China that produces edible fruits with a taste similar to dates. In much cooler or temperate zones, the “Dwarf Species” will manage to reach a height of only about 10 feet. Botanical Name: Chamaedorea elegans. Native to Cuba, the Royal Palm is known for its unique bulb like trunk that swells at its base then again below where the leaf attaches to its trunk. It grows easily, and is less maintainable. The Areca easily maintains its regal appearance. No trunk. They are frequently used to create a garden oasis for hotels, condominiums, homes, and businesses. If the palm has fan-shaped fronds, spiny frond bases, and hairy fibers on its trunk, it’s probably a Mediterranean fan palm. Some of the most popular states that the Bismarck Palm can be grown are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, and Texas. Will survive in any type of soil but likes well-drained soil best. Flowers are followed by fruits called “coconuts”. Learn about classic types of palm trees, including date palm, hardy Chinese windmill palm and zombie palm, from the experts at HGTV Gardens. Liz Rayen (author) from California on September 06, 2019: Possibly, but not always. A mature Royal Palm (Roystonea species) can let loose a 60 pound frond that can not only deliver a nasty blow, but do a great deal of serious property damage to whatever it crushes below. The fan-shaped fronds can reach anywhere up to 5ft wide. Boards are the best place to save images and video clips. Green trunk with large brown thorns of Ceiba pentandra tree on a median strip Thorney runk of the Pink Floss-Silk Tree Ceiba speciosa - the silk floss tree The texture is a wooden green tree, the plants are chorused with sharp large dangerous convex terrible natural prickly thorns and The green fruits will turn dark blue or blue-gray when ripe. I'll teach ya how to make dividers) ♥. Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 28, 2013: Great hub and I have learned a lot about Palm trees today. I agree! I also want to mention how cute the palm tree dividers are. I certainly have a greater appreciation for palms now that I've read your hub. Have a great day! The tropics are perfect for such :). {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}}, View {{carousel.total_number_of_results}} results. The trunks are marked with scars that are produced by old fronds. Liz Rayen (author) from California on April 30, 2013: Thank you pinto. The petioles (the stalk that joins a leaf to a stem; leafstalk) are thorny, and the fronds range in color of bluish-green to a subtle olive green. Liz Rayen (author) from California on April 29, 2013: Thank you Deb (aviannovice). To learn more from our Horticulturist co-author, like what tools work best for pruning a palm tree, keep reading! Spiky tree trunk in South Texas. It can survive outdoors in mild winter areas, such as Phoenix, or grown indoors as a container plant. I found my favorite palm tree to be the Areca Palm. If they are not sure, they would/should have the resources to find out and what zone they are safe in. The Chinese Fan Palm grows yellowish-cream flowers which are followed by small oval fruits that are about 1 inch long. The trunk of a silk floss tree. The list is endless when it comes to the variety and species of the palm tree. By studying the trunk of the palm tree, you will be able to see if there is only a single trunk that extends from the ground or several trunks that are clustered together. Ideal for growing in USDA Zones 10b (35-40F) to 11 (above 40F). I learn many things about this plant. The thorns on its trunk and branches make the honey locust not as popular in parks or gardens as it might be. ♥, Ahhhh Mary.. you are in palm tree heaven there! My tree grows white flowers. Be very careful when reaching in and removing dead fronds, as some palm tree leaves are very sharp and contain tiny hairs that can irritate your skin. On the older trees I have found on the property, the trunk thorns have thickened and look like large bumps. It has about a 3/4" diameter trunk. 1). These beautiful palms are considered ornamental and are used in gardens that are found in tropical and subtropical regions. Because of its large, mature height and width, be sure you allow enough space. It is native to southeast Asia and features leaves which are shaped like fish tails. I'm attracted to the way the fronds are shaped. Thank you! The Areca Palm, the Bismarck Palm, and the Chinese Fan Palm listed above provides you with examples of what pertinent information you need when trying to decide what palms to plant. Great for growing in USDA Zones 9a (20-25F) to 11 (Above 40F). 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