Thrinax radiata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Florida Thatch Palm

Arecaceae (Palmae)

Plant Specifics

Size:15-30 ft tall by 5-15 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,NA
Fruit Color:White,NA
Phenology:Evergreen. Slow growing. Moderately long-lived (Nelson 2003).
Habitats:Tropical rockland hammock, coastal berm, maritime hammock. Calcareous soils including seasonally inundated flats and shallow depressions.


Recommended Uses:Accent or specimen tree in the landscape, also good along roadsides and median strips. Grows slowly.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Lime rock, Sand



Used as nesting site and food source for birds.

Larval host for monk skipper (Asbolis capucinus).

Attracts bees.