Roystonea regia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Royal Palm

Arecaceae (Palmae)

Plant Specifics

Size:50-100 ft tall by 15-30 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow,NA
Phenology:Evergreen. Life span 100+ years (Nelson 2003).
Habitats:Tropical rockland hammock, Everglades tree islands.


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant or street tree.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



Various birds and other wildlife eat the fruit.

Larval host for monk skipper (Minno & Minno 1999)