Coccothrinax argentata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Florida Silver Palm

Arecaceae (Palmae)

Plant Specifics

Size:5-20 ft tall by to 5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,NA
Fruit Color:Red,purple
Phenology:Evergreen. Slow growing.
Habitats:Pine rockland, rockland hammock, maritime hammock


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant. Slow-growing hedge or background plant. Notable for the silver-white undersides to its leaves.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand



Used by birds for nesting and food.

Larval host for monk skipper (Asbolis capucinus).

Bees are attracted to the flowers (Khorsand 2009).