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Aug
19
Key Thatch Palm

A Florida native palm that prefers coastal and warmer areas of south Florida. Common along coastal highways, but they do make great landscape specimens. Mostly found as single trunk, they are also grown as multi trunk as well. Slow growing and great for privacy screening. The trunk is thin and narrow which makes it great for tight spaces. It tops out at about 15-20 feet with weeping fan leaves. Sun or shade locations are fine, the more shade, the slower it grows. It is cold sensitive, so protection is needed in areas of possible frost. Most soil types will accommodate this palm, but don't plant in wet areas where soil is thick, remember, most palms natural habitats are sandy soils. Fertilize on a regular basis. Insects and diseases are normally not an issue.

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