Queen palms (Syagrus romanzoffiana) are tall, beautiful trees, but not everyone can grow them. These palms thrive only in U.S Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9b through 11. Queen palm trees grow to 50 feet (15 m.) tall and their canopies can spread to 25 feet (7.6 m.). Like many tall palms, the trunk is straight and branchless, but crowned with a canopy of palm leaves. As if the majesty of these palms was not enough to win hearts, queen palm trees also produce large plumes of miniature blossoms in summer. These flowers mature into bright orange fruits by winter.
Once your queen palm is established, the tree develops rapidly. At this point, you’ll have to undertake essential queen palm care. Queen palms like ample moisture in the soil, so don’t let it fend for itself during dry periods. You should also apply fertilizer regularly. Part of their care also includes keeping all turf a distance from the trunk to prevent decay. Caring for queen palms is much easier if you have planted the tree in an appropriate location with acidic soil. The tree will develop severe mineral deficiencies in alkaline soil, stunting young leaves and potentially killing the tree. You can save a tree planted in alkaline soil, however, if you offer regular applications of manganese and/or iron to keep the tree alive.
are you interested in purchasing queen palms in Texas? Contact Border Link Farms today!
Jaime Guerrero: (956) 571-9966
Office: (956) 412-3300