Syagrus romanzoffianum     
Queen palm   
Palmae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Queen palm
Syagrus romanzoffianum
Form: smooth-trunked tall palm with feather fronds
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: to 50ft, frond spread 12-15ft; moderate to rapid growth
Leaves: feather type fronds, loose, soft, tropical look; held in dense green cluster
Flowers: broom or bush-like cluster of white flowers emerging from center of fronds in early to mid summer
Fruit: olive-sized (1in diameter) round orange fleshy fruit with coconut-like hard pit
Stems/Trunks: attractive smooth trunk, tall and slender
Range/Origin: Brazil
Hardiness: frond damage at 20°F; in low teens entire frond cluster may die, slow to recover




cold damage is seen as either yellowing or browning of fronds

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