Currently Available Sizes

Best availability:

8′ – 14′ CT

Some availability:

14′ – 20′ CT

*Size and availability subject to change. Give us a call for current inventory.

Our entire inventory of Sylvester Palms is inoculated on schedule to aid in the prevention and spread of LBD


‘Sylvesters’ are an excellent choice for avenue planting or as an accent tree. In formal settings, most specifiers want matched sized trees or groups of trees. Less formal applications look best with staggered sizes creating a grove or broad canopy setting.


Mature specimens may have trunks of 50 feet with a canopy spread of 25' plus. This Phoenix species is highly variable with many "types" maturing at considerably smaller sizes

Habit of growth

Single upright trunk with full canopy

Light Requirements

Full sun

Soil Requirements

Adapts well to a wide range of soils types

Performs well in the calcareous soils of coastal areas, the Florida Keys and Caribbean Islands

Water Requirements

Tolerates occasional flooding and drought periods after establishment

Cold Tolerance

Cold Hardy to Zone 8b

Special Attributes

P. sylvestris have fewer disease and insect problems than P. canariensis and P. dactylifera. Additionally, sylvesters transplant more easily with faster re-establishment