Scientific Data - Queen palms (Syagrus romanzoffiana) have been used for many years for quick shade and screening. They add a lush tropical accent to any landscape. While Queen palms are used in a variety of landscape settings, they tend to perform best in full tropical landscapes where they will receive plenty of water and fertilize. They are regarded as a tropical palm versus a desert palm.
Maximum Height - This is a fast growing palm to say the least and it can reach heights of 50 - 60 feet fairly quickly.
Trunk Diameter - The trunks can reach 24 inches in diameter.
Crown Characteristics - Full and lush. One of the fullest and most exotic of the palm family.
Common uses - Shade, screening. Often as a center piece but mostly in groups forming a sort of oasis.
Facts - The Queen palm is native to the South American woodlands of Brazil and Argentina. Silver queen palms require regular feeding with palm food and a well formulated palm fertilizer should contain all the minerals important to the health of these tropical palms. A good silver queen palm fertilizer should include adequate amounts of nitrogen, magnesium, sulfur, iron, copper and manganese. The queen palm also produces an edible fruit.
Cold Hardiness - Cold hardy down to the mid 20's. Can handle the mid teens for a short time with some damage but they normally recover. Extended hard freezes will kill the Silver Queen Palm.
Soil Requirements - Perform best in moist rich soil.
Growth Rate - The queen or silver queen can grow 2-3 feet per year. They grow suprisingly fast.
Planting Zone - Zone 8+
Transplanting - Queen palms can be successfully transplanted. Dig as far away as practical to preserve the root ball and as many shoots as possible. Wrap the root ball up and keep it moist. Wrap the fronds to protect them if the palm is being transported. Replant in a prepared hole with moist fertilized soil. Water in well and treat the tree like you would any newly planted palm.
The articles below list the "SPECIFICATIONS" for various popular palm trees. The information includes maximum height, diameter, growth rate, cold hardiness, crown diameter, growth zone and cost. They are listed alphabetically below :
The Phoenix Reclinata (Senegal Date Palm) - General information and specs on the Phoenix Reclinata.
The Sabal Palm Tree (Cabbage Palm) - General information and specs on the Sabal Palm.
The Silver Queen Palm Tree - General information and specs on the Silver Queen Palm.
We have written a series of articles on the "CARE & MAINTENANCE" of the different types of palm trees. The first article below is a general care guide for all palms and the subsequent articles are species specific. They are listed alphabetically :
General Care for all Palm Trees - Basic upkeep guide for all Palm Trees.
Caring for your "Phoenix Reclinata" Palm Trees - General care tips on keeping your Phoenix Reclinata (Senagal Date Palm) healthy.
Caring for your Sabal / Sable Palm Trees - General care tips on keeping your Sabal/Sable Palm Tree healthy.
Caring for your Silver Queen Palm Trees - General care tips on keeping your Silver Queen Palm Tree healthy.