Anna Maria Island Palm Tree Guide

Anna Maria Island Palm Tree Guide

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!

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Pigmy Date Palm– Scientific name: Phoenix roebelenii 

Also known as Robellini Palm. This palm reaches a height of 12ft.

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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.

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Queen Palm- Scientific name: Syagrus romanzoffiana

Also known as Cocos Palm. This palm can reach a height of 40ft.

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Areca Palm– Scientific name: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens 

Also known as Bamboo Palm or Butterfly Palm. This tree can reach a height of 15-20ft.

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Bismarck Palm– Scientific name: Bismarckia nobilis 

“Nobilis” means noble. The palm is named for the first chancellor of the German Empire, Otto von Bismarck. This palm reaches a height of 30ft. 

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Alexander Palm– Scientific name: Ptychosperma elegans 

Also known as King Alexander Palm or King Palm. This tree reaches a height of 20- 25ft.

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Triangle Palm– Scientific name: Dypsis decaryi 

Also known as Three Sided Palm. This palm can reach 20-25ft.

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Adonidia Palm– Scientific name: Veitchia merrillii 

Also known as a Christmas Palm. This palm reaches a height of 25ft.

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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.

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Dwarf Palmetto– Scientific name: Sabal minor 

This palm only reaches 2-5ft in height.

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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.

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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.