|Above: Phoenix in landscape, Below: crown of tree
||Use: specimen, parks, municipal and commercial landscape, parkways, dunes
Plant: evergreen palms to 90'
Origin: southeast USA along coast, marshes, and interior forests
Zone: 8 - tropics
Flowers: mature plants develop hanging sprays of tiny, cream flowers in late spring/summer. Black, buoyant, salt tolerant, inedible dates are formed in autumn.
Foliage: Large, fan-shaped, palmate leaves. Old "boots", leaf petioles, form an attractive bark pattern
Culture: sun to shady understories. Rich, well-drained soil. Seeds can sprout nearly anywhere, including epiphytically.