Palm Tree

Palms are among the best known and extensively cultivated plant families. They have been important to humans throughout much of our history. Many common products and foods are derived from palms, and palms are also widely used in landscaping for their exotic appearance, making them one of the most economically important plants. In many historical cultures, palms were symbols for such ideas as victory, peace, and fertility. Today, palms remain a popular symbol for the tropics.

Zones: Hardy to Zone 4
Leaf Description: Rounded, bluish green, heart shaped leaves
Mature Height: 40 ft
Mature Spread: 30 to 40 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate
Habit: Upright and spreading
Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Tolerances: Prefers a moist but well drained soil