Roystonea regia
Cuban palm, Florida Royal Palm

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 Roystonea regia





Cuba, Florida, Mexico, and multiple Central American countries.

Cold Hardiness: 

26-28 F.

Trunk type:

Swollen, thick, gray colored.  Often there's a bulge at the base, but sometimes the midtrunk is bulging as well.  Can get very thick, almost up to 2 feet plus.  Long green crown shaft.

Leaf type:

Pinnate, 10 foot plus leaves, slightly multi-ranked.  The crown usually extends downward past the horizontal midline.  Compare with R. oceracea.




Easy, if you don't get too cold.  Cold dry winds tend to give "frizzle" to the ends of the leaflets.  In colder areas, this is a species that can look good at the end of summer and a bit shabby at the end of winter.

Speed of growth:



60 feet plus in warm areas.

Soil requirements:

Sandy, well draining.  Likes moisture.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun.  

General Description:

A must for every garden in warmer areas.  Nice fat base with a beautiful tall trunk and long crown shaft.  Along with the Coconut, this species typifies the "Tropics". 

Other Notes:

Every palm enthusiast has to have one.  In the right spot, this is a canopy forming palm.  It adds something unusual, beautiful, and tropical.

Further Data:


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