Royal Palm Tree

Common NamesRoyal Palm
Scientific NameRoystonia olerecea
Hardiness Zones10-11
Mature Height60-80 Feet
Growth RateAbout 1 Foot per Year
Length of LifeIn Late Spring/Early Summer
Flower ProminenceShowy
Flower ColorLight Cream or Yellow
BloomsMid Summer, Sometimes repeatedly
Water NeedsAverage, Do not overwater
Cold ToleranceLow Cold Tolerance, Tropical Palm
Light NeedsFull Sun to Shifting Shade
Royal Palm Trees
Royal Palm Trees

“Stately” is the best word possible to describe the Royal Palm.  It is practically the signature palm tree for the South Florida area, lining Key Biscayne Blvd, office buildings, and property of mansions.  The large challenge for the Orlando area is the fact that they aren’t extremely cold hardy.  The sometimes harsh (relatively speaking that is for all the Northerners) cold snaps we encounter can damage the Royal Palm, especially younger, less established trees.

Ask Palm Gardens Nursery about how to keep them alive with a little preventative maintenance on possibly cold nights with a steady supply of water on the ground to freeze in order to provide a barrier to the sensitive root system.  They have rows of mature Royal Palms ready for delivery and installation to any Orlando yard.

If you take the extra care necessary to own Royal Palm trees, you and your neighbors will enjoy the ever-present show.

Develop a landscape design in your yard including a Royal Palm.


Buy at an Orlando Nursery near you

  • Pokey’s Lake Jem Citrus Nursery

    3259 N. Orange Blossom Trail Zellwood, FL 32798

    Only Fruit Trees, no shipping