Cocos nucifera / Coconut Palm


NOTHING SAYS "TROPICAL" LIKE A COCONUT PALM
NOTHING SAYS "TROPICAL" LIKE A COCONUT PALM

Characteristics: Coconut Palms with their large, sweeping fronds work beautifully in tropical landscapes, as well as more contemporary designs. They are wind and salt tolerant and are the quintessential tropical plant. Very fast growing and tolerant of poor soils, this icon makes for outstanding specimens in the landscape.


Trimming: Old fronds turn brown and eventually fall off on their own, but when Palms are small enough to reach easily, removing fronds as they expire will give Coconut Palms a neater appearance in the landscape. The actual Coconut fruit itself can also fall, so in high-traffic areas, these should always be removed prior to hurricane season for safety.


Fertilization: Fertilize in March, June and October with a well-balanced, granular Palm fertilizer.