Bottle Palms

Common Name: Bottle Palm
Scientific Name: Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
Zone: 10B – 11
Growth Rate: Slow
Origin: South Mascarenes
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Drought Tol.: Moderate
Typical Height: 12′ OA

Product Description

A Petite Tropical Landscaping Specimen

Bottle palms are tropical palms known for their small stature.

At Palm City Nursery and Landscaping we grow a variety of popular landscaping palm trees for both landscaping professionals and “Do-It-Yourself” homeowners.

All of our palm trees are grown on Pine Island in Southwest Florida. Once they are grown beautifully to an ideal height for digging and delivery, we bring them to our nursery in Cape Coral.

Bottle palms are slow growing, and have only a few fronds which are long and graceful.

The swollen trunk of this palm is purely a function of the Bottle palms natural growth. It has nothing to do with water storage. That is pure gossip.

The average height of most Bottle palms is 5’-7’ OA .

Since they grow slowly it will take time for them to reach their maximum height of  10’ OA. Other small slow growing palms you might be interested in are Spindle Palms and Adonidia Palms.

It’s easy to appreciate the unique shape and delightful canopy Bottle Palms and other small palms provide.

Bottle palms do best in growing zones 10B-11. If temperatures do fall below freezing some cold damage may occur.

It‘s rare that temperatures dip into the 30’s in Southwest Florida but if they do, here are some tips for planting locations within a home or commercial property’s landscape.

Planting Recommendations

  • Keep them close to the building to protect from cooler temperatures and harsh winds.
  • Planting in groups with 4’-6’ of space between palms
  • Keep in a container on a lanai
  • Specimen within a tropical garden
  • Line a walkway

They are moderately drought tolerant.

Bottle palms are accustomed to the dry winters in; Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte and will do well if they are irrigated regularly throughout the winter months.

If you would like to know more about Bottle palms you can visit our nursery, or give us a call Monday thru Saturday.

Call 239-336-9484 today!

Our team can consult with you regarding all of your landscaping needs.