Currently Available Sizes

Best availability:

8′ – 14′ clear trunk

Some availability:

14′ – 20′ clear trunk

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

Description

‘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. Multiple trunk trees create a spectacular specimen.

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Size

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 considerable smaller sizes

Habit of growth

Single upright trunk with full canopy

Light Requirements

Full sun

Soil Requirements

Tolerant of a wide range of soils (adapts well to the calcareous soils of the Florida Keys and Caribbean Islands)

Cold Tolerance

Hardy to at least Zone 9

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