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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
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Florida Silver Palm
|Size:||5-20 ft tall by to 5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|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|
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).