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Cabbage Palm - Sabal palmetto
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Cabbage Palm
Cabbage Palm

Cabbage Palm

Palm Name: Cabbage Palm - (Kab-bij) (Palm)
Common Name(s): Cabbage Palm, Sabal Palm, Carolina Palmetto, Sabal Palmetto, Cabbage Palmetto, Scrub Palm
Botanical Name: Sabal palmetto - (SAY-bal) (pahl-MET-oh)
Synonym(s):Inodes Palmetto
Palm Tree General Description: The Sabal Palmetto or better known as the Cabbage Palm is one of many of the cold hardy palm trees belonging to the genus Sabal. Some include: Sabal bermudana, Sabal causiarum, Sabal etonia, Sabal mexicana, Sabal minor, Sabal miamiensis and Sabal Palmetto. The word Sabal is a new Latin genus name. Some say the meaning of Sabal means American dwarf fan palms. The species name Palmetto, comes from the Spanish word palmito or commonly referred to as little palm. This is because many of the Sabal family are seen in vast numbers as an understory palm or in a shrub like form. It is also likely that the Spanish misnamed the Cabbage Palm due to the smallness of most species seen. The origin of the Cabbage Palm tree is somewhat controversial. 
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Canary Island Date Palm - Phoenix canariensis
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Canary Island Date Palm

Canary Island Date Palm

Palm Name: Canary Island Date Palm - (Ka-nair-e eye-land day-te) (Palm)
Common Name(s): Canary Palm, Pineapple Palm
Botanical Name: Phoenix canariensis - (FEE-niks) (kan-air-ee-EN-sis)
Synonym(s): P. canariensis
Palm Tree General Description: Canary Island Dates are also widely known as the Pineapple Palm. The palm tree is easily recognized through it's crown of leaves and trunk characteristics. When they are pruned properly, the bottom of the crown, also called the nut, appears to have a pineapple shape. It's not uncommon to see Canary Island Date palms, pruned and trimmed to enhance the appearance. Many people consider pruning as defacing and lessening the appearance of the tree. The trunk is easily recognizable; diamond shaped ridges cover most of it. These scars, appear as the palm matures, through scarring of old leaves which have fallen off. As the Canary Island Date matures, the once small unnoticeable trunk now becomes noticeable. The Canary Island Date palm is also known scientifically as Phoenix canariensis and is from the Canary Islands, which are located off the coast of Africa. The average height that the Canary Island Date palm grows is between 50 to 60 feet. The Canary Island Date palm flowers late spring early summer and has numerous orange seeds which ensure its population. The Canary Island Date has 10 to 15 feet long green leaves that create a stunning crown look. The support for the immense crownshaft is by the massive trunk which is largely appealing. The Canary Island Date palm thrives in acidic soil conditions and full sun. The Canary Island Date palm is a grand statement for any home, business, or corporate center.
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European Fan Palm - Chamaerops humilis
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European Fan Palm
European Fan Palm

European Fan Palm

Palm Name: European Fan (Eu-ro-pe-an Fan) (Palm)
Common Name(s): Mediterranean Fan Palm, Dwarf Fan Palm, Palmito
Botanical Name: Chamaerops humilis (kah-MEE-rahps HYOO-mih-lis)
Synonym(s): humilis var. elegans
Palm Tree General Description: The European Fan palm is scientifically known as Chamaerops humilis and is from the Palmae Family. The European Fan palm is commonly referred to as the Mediterranean Fan palm depending on the person. They are both the same type and species of palm tree. They are characterized as mini palm trees differentiating in color from green to a silvery color gathered together in a clump. The European Fan palm is usually never seen growing by itself. The European Fan palm grows sucklings, or baby palm trees, from the base of the trunk which give the palm tree a clump-like look. When properly pruned these clump of palm trees becomes a natural work of art. Also, the European Fan palm is equipped with saw-like teeth on its fronds, so special attention is required when pruning. The European Fan palm grows to an average height between 15 to 20 feet tall with a 5 to 10 foot spread and enjoys medium light to full sun exposure.
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Areca Palm - Dypsis lutescens
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Areca Palm
Areca Palm

Areca Palm

Palm Name: Areca Palm - (ar-ek-A) (Palm)
Common Name(s): Butterfly Palm, Cane Palm, Madagascar Palm, Golden Feather Palm, Yellow Palm, Bamboo Palm, Areca palm
Botanical Name: Dypsis Lutescens - (DIP-sis) (loo-TESS-enz)
Synonym(s): Areca lutescens, Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
Palm General Description: Areca palm trees are commonly referred to as the Butterfly palm, and has many other common names. But, the butterfly palm is the most descriptive as to the areca's aesthetics. The leaves curve upwards in multiple stems to create a butterfly look. They are sometimes used as privacy wall or fence. The areca palm is sometimes confused with many other plants in the genus, because of the palm family name,"areca." The areca palm, above all other indoor palm trees, is most commonly found in households.
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Bismarck Palm - Bismarckia nobilis
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Bismarck Palm
Bismarck Palm

Bismarck Palm

Palm Name: Bismarck Palm - (biz-MAR-k) (Palm)
Common Name(s): Bismark Palm, Bismarck Palm, Silver Bismarck Palm
Botanical Name: Bismarckia nobilis - (biz-MAR-kee-uh) (no-BIL-iss)
Synonym(s): Medemia nobilis
Palm Tree General Description: The Bismarck Palm tree is a stoutly giant palm tree that gracefully dominates the island of Madagascar. The Bismarck palm tree has a dramatic effect on any landscape small or large. The spread of the Bismarck is fairly wide with beautiful silver-blue leaves. The leaf of the Bismarck palm is 5 ft wide and 5 ft long. The leaf is comprised of a stiff and waxy texture. The palmate fan leaves are supported by stems that can be 10 ft in length and 10 inches in diameter. This tropical palm can reach heights up to 70 ft and prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade. The recently introduced Bismarck palm has a high drought tolerance making the Bismarck palm tree a most desired fan palm for xeriscaping. The Bismarck palm has been grown inside given the right environment but thrives outdoors.
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