The Christmas palm works perfectly in a small landscape. The Christmas is self-cleaning so it makes for very little maintenance. They are pretty much pest-free. Christmas’s look like miniature royal palms, with its green crown shaft, gray trunk and long full fronds. They won’t grow too fast or too big, so they do great in just about any area. A Christmas palm makes a good focal point in small tropical gardens and, when taller and more mature, they can become an elegant statement palm.
A Christmas palm works best in Zone 10. Plant where it has a little protection from cold winds or frost. They grow slow to an average height of 12 to 15 feet. This palm is moderately salt-tolerant.
It does best in full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. Too much shade can cause the trunks to grow skinny and the fronds thin. You will want to add top soil when you plant. Fertilize with granular palm fertilizer 3 times a year. Let the fronds drop off naturally as they brown.
Single trunks are best for tighter areas planted 5 to 6 feet away from the house to give the fronds room to grow. Multi-trunk palms need adequate room to spread out. These palms do great in containers.
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