Alexander Palms

Common Name: Alexander Palm
Scientific Name: Ptychosterma elegans
Zone: 10B-11
Growth Rate: Moderate
Origin: Northern Australia
Salt Tolerance: Low
Drought Tol.: Moderate
Typical Height: 20′ OA

Product Description

“Solitaire Palms” or as they’re also known, Alexander palms, are native to Australia.

Their growing zone is 10b – 11.

The cold hardiness of our Solitaire palms is just right for cultivation in our palm groves on Pine Island. We can dig and deliver the palms you tag, directly to your job site in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, Bonita Springs or Naples.

We grow a variety of tropical palm trees on our 65 acres of meticulously groomed agricultural lands. We take special care to ensure our palms are grown with the right amount of fertilization, irrigation, pest and weed control.

Alexander palms naturally grow as singles.

Some landscape architects, professional landscapers and homeowners plan their landscape designs with doubles or triples in mind.

The demand for doubles and triples is high. Palm City Nursery and Landscaping meets this market demand by keeping a large inventory of these palm trees.

Alexander palms are well suited to the climate of Southwest Florida.

Tips and Secrets For Planting Alexanders:

We know that the best place to plant Solitaire Palms are in a tight spaces.

Their canes are thinner and their heads produce a smaller canopy than an Adonidia or a Foxtail. We encourage you to keep the more narrow spread of a double or a triple in mind when planning your multi configurations.

Narrow or tight spaces are the best location for aesthetic reasons as well as for practical purposes.

The architecture of a building or its proximity to the property line and other plants and palms can guide your planting decisions.

Alcoves and other architectural features can offer protection from harsh winter winds and temperatures. The warmth from other palms and the building can help to insulate your Alexander palm trees from cooler elements.

Alexander palms will show some windburn on the tips of their fronds if they are planted into an unprotected space. The windburn will dissipate after a few months and then the canopy will return to its full shape.

Keep this information in mind as you’re designing your landscape.

They can also be kept in a planter inside your home! They are great in entryways.

Come to our nursery and we can help you choose the materials you need for your next project. We can dig, deliver and install them for you as well.

Call 239-336-9484 today!