Anna Maria Island Palm Tree Guide
There are over 2,500 species of palm trees. Most of these can be grown in Florida. Here are a few of our most popular. You will see these used in the landscaping on the island. See how many you can spot during your stay!
Pigmy Date Palm– Scientific name: Phoenix roebelenii
Also known as Robellini Palm. This palm reaches a height of 12ft.
Royal Palm – Scientific name: Roystonea oleracea
Also known as Cuban Royal Palm and Florida Royal Palm. This tree can get up to 60 – 70ft tall and 5 -10 ft wide with a growth rate of around a foot each year.
Queen Palm- Scientific name: Syagrus romanzoffiana
Also known as Cocos Palm. This palm can reach a height of 40ft.
Areca Palm– Scientific name: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
Also known as Bamboo Palm or Butterfly Palm. This tree can reach a height of 15-20ft.
Bismarck Palm– Scientific name: Bismarckia nobilis
Alexander Palm– Scientific name: Ptychosperma elegans
Also known as King Alexander Palm or King Palm. This tree reaches a height of 20- 25ft.
Triangle Palm– Scientific name: Dypsis decaryi
Also known as Three Sided Palm. This palm can reach 20-25ft.
Adonidia Palm– Scientific name: Veitchia merrillii
Also known as a Christmas Palm. This palm reaches a height of 25ft.
Fishtail Palm– Scientific name: Caryota mitis
This palm has leaves that resemble the tail of a fish. It can reach a height of 25- 30ft.
Dwarf Palmetto– Scientific name: Sabal minor
This palm only reaches 2-5ft in height.
Sabal Palm– Scientific name: Arecaceae, genus Sabal
Also known as Cabbage Palmetto or Swamp Cabbage.This tree reaches a height of 40-80ft. with a trunk circumference of 2ft.
Coconut Palm– Scientific name: Cocos nucifera
This palm averages a height of 50ft. and will begin to produce coconuts when it’s around 6 to 8 years old.