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Paurotis Palm, Everglades Palm
Also known as Paurotis wrightii
|Size:||20 to 35 feet ft tall by 15 to 25 feet ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms late winter into early spring. Fruits ripen in fall.|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage, Thorns, Hurricane wind resistance|
Specimen plant, typically forms clumps of stems,the young fan-shaped fronds hide the principal stems. The lower fronds can be removed so that the trunks can be clearly seen. Sometimes used as a street tree.
Leaf stalks bear spines.
De-pulped seed, or by breaking up a clump.
|Availability:||Friends, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of inundation with brackish water|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Organic material (muck), Lime rock, Sand|
Fruits spread by birds.
Moist hammocks, swamps, but can adapt to drier sites.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures