Roystonea regia

royal palm

Arecaceae (Palmae)

wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 50-100 ft    Width: 15-30 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow,NA
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage, interesting bark


Recommended Uses: Specimen plant or street tree.
Considerations: This is a tall palm, make sure it has room to grow.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: acidic to neutral


wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators. Various birds and other wildlife eat the fruit.
Native Habitats: Tropical rockland hammock, Everglades tree islands.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: