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Florida Silver Palm
|Size:||5-20 ft tall by to 5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage, Hurricane wind resistance|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant. Slow-growing hedge or background plant. Notable for the silver-white undersides to its leaves.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Clay, Loam, Lime rock, Sand|
|Soil pH:||Calcareous (high pH)|
Used by birds for nesting and food.
Larval host for monk skipper (Asbolis capucinus).
|Native Habitats:||Pine rockland, rockland hammock, maritime hammock|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||In the West Indies, it is used for making baskets, hats and other crafts.|
|General Comments:||It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida. Should be acquired only from properly licensed sources.|