Sago Palm – Cycas revoluta

The Sago Palm has been called “the living fossil” because it can be traced back to the prehistoric era, approximately two hundred million years ago, when dinosaurs walked the earth. It can now be found in many gardens and landscapes around the world. Rich, deep green leaves grow in a fountain-like habit and much older…

Pygmy Date Palm – Phoenix roebelenii

Pygmy Date Palm is a small, often multi-trunked palm that produces edible fruit! In their younger years, before developing much trunk height, these palms have the distant appearance of a large, fine-textured shrub. While their trunks are slow to develop, they put on foliar growth much more quickly, which allows them to replace frozen winter…

Queen Palm – Syagrus romanzoffiana

The Queen palm is an elegant palm; graceful with its shiny, feathery green foliage that droops down, casting lovely light shade to those underneath it. Small, creamy white or yellow blossoms are produced during the warm season, and followed by little orange, edible fruits. Because fronds can be damaged by high winds and cold weather,…

Pindo Palm – Butia capitata

Pindo Palm has graceful, arching limbs with grey-green foliage. Yellow flowers appear in summer and turn into edible fruit on female trees. Clusters of yellow fruit reportedly taste sweet and tart at the same time, similar to pineapple. If fruit is unwanted, it may be wise to cut the clusters off before they create a…