Common Name: Queen
Scientific Name: Syagrus Romanzoffiana
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast
Origin: Brazil Argentina and Uruguay
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Drought Tol.: Moderate
Typical Height: 40' OA
Syagrus romanzoffiana or Queen Palm is native to Southern Brazil, Northern Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
The Queen palm is used worldwide by consumers to make a landscape statement.
They are one of the best palms for establishing canopy either for shade from the sun or protection from the cold. The Queen palms are great for lining a street or driveway. It is also a wonderful palm to use in ornamental gardens. The Queen palm is not an ideal palm for indoor growth and should not be used as a containerized palm due to its growth rate and its enormous height.
The Queen palm is known for its dark green, long, graceful foliage and a fairly smooth trunk. Its white flowers will appear in the spring and hang in dense, branched clusters. The fruit of the Queen palm is an edible fruit similar to a date with a green covering which can be peeled away to reveal a fibrous husk resembling that of a coconut. The edible fruit is sweet some say it is similar to a coconut some say a mixture of plum & banana.
The Queen palm is fast growing and could reach heights of 40 feet plus. The Queen palm is very cold tolerant palm some reference books cite the species can tolerate temperatures down to 25 degrees Fahrenheit but this is debated by some Queen palm enthusiasts that have found that queens can survive temperatures into the upper teens.
The Syagrus romanzoffiana requires little care except for pruning, it does not shed its dead fronds on its own. An ideal soil for the Queen Palms would be well draining and have some organic material applied. It is a heavy feeder and is prone to manganese deficiency in alkaline soil types if not fertilized regularly.
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