Growing up to 90 ft. tall, the Washington Palm (Washingtonia robusta) is one of the tallest in the palm family. At this height, it can be visually over-powering in landscapes with single-story buildings, but makes a great addition to landscapes ... READ MORE
Treejuvenation Florida is a UF/IFAS Extension urban forestry program that aims to increase community engagement in activities which promote the benefits of trees and help residents to recognize and appreciate their tree assets.
Urban ... READ MORE
One of the few palms that do better in partial shade, Windmill Palms (Trachycarpus fortunei) are known for trunks bearing a burlap-like fibrous matting.
The Windmill Palm does best when not planted in area that is constantly ... READ MORE
The Dwarf Palmetto (Sabal minor) is a native palm which can grow in North-, Central-, and South- Florida. It is also known as Blue-Stem Palmetto due to its blueish-green fronds. As with other palms in the Sabal genus, the Dwarf Palmetto ... READ MORE
The Cabbage Palm aka Sabal Palm (Sabal palmetto) is a native Floridian and was designated as the 'Florida State Tree' in 1953. The Sabal Palm has also been designated as the state tree in South Carolina. Like other palmettos, its flowers ... READ MORE
One of a handful of native palms, the Scrub Palmetto (Sabal etonia) is a smaller and less common relative to the ubiquitous Sabal Palmetto (also known as the Cabbage Palm). It is slow-growing and like the Saw Palmetto, produces berries which ... READ MORE
When it comes to finding a tropical plant which can tolerate below-freezing temperatures, the Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix), is a winner, having been known to tolerate temperatures as low as -15 d F.
Although relatively ... READ MORE
Included in the Phoenix genus of palms (USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11), are: P. reclinata (Senegal date palm), P. canariensis (Canary Island date palm), P. dactylifera (Date palm), P. silvestris (Silver date palm), and P. roebellini (Pygmy date ... READ MORE
The Chinese Fan Palm (Livistonia chinensis) is on the short list of palms that happily grow in USDA Hardiness Zone 9. It is a relatively slow-growing palm, but once the trunk emerges from beneath the 'skirt' of fronds, its stately presence in ... READ MORE
by Ana Zangroniz and Savanna Barry
What are mangroves?
Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees and shrubs that reside in low-energy, intertidal areas. They like to grow in warm areas, or where the temperatures do not hit lower than freezing for ... READ MORE