Common Name: Royal
Scientific Name: Roystonea Regia
Growth Rate: Moderate
Origin: Cuba and Florida
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Drought Tol.: Moderate- High
Typical Height: 50ft - 70ft
The large stature and striking appearance of the Royal Palm or Roystonea regia makes it a notable aspect of many landscapes.
The Royal palm is considered by many to be the most beautiful palm in the world.
The Roystonea regia is native to the Caribbean Islands, Central & South America. The Royal Palm or Roystonea regia formerly known as Oreodoxa regia was renamed for General Roy Stone, a U.S. Army Engineer who served in the Caribbean. The Florida Royal palm and Cuban Royal palm are no longer considered distinct, as it is almost impossible to tell them apart,
The Royal palm is an architectural dream this is what makes it such a great choice for high end homes, gated communities, resorts, shopping centers, and to line streets for example Miami’s famous Biscayne Boulevard is lined with Royal Palms creating a beautiful tropical barrier.
The Roystonea regia is self-cleaning and has the ability to easily release their leaves in strong winds; this helps the palm to not topple during hurricanes. Royal palms tower over other palms growing up to 80 feet in ideal conditions. Properly fertilized, Royal palm trees can grow as much as a foot per year.
The Royal palm hardiness zones are 10 and 11. This palm prefers full sunlight, soaking up to 8 hours or more per day. The Roystonea regia does well in Hawaii, South Florida, California, Texas, Central/South America, & The Caribbean Islands.
Royal palms are very fond of water and thrive on supplemental irrigation. This palm tends to be sensitive to transplant so it is very important that they are purchased from a grower that maintains their inventory on a regular bases with a good fertilizer and proper irrigation.
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