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PlantFiles: Silver Thatch Palm, Silver Palm, Biscayne Palm, Florida Silver Palm
Coccothrinax argentata

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Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coccothrinax (koh-koh-THRY-naks) (Info)
Species: argentata (ar-jen-TAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Coccothrinax garberi
Synonym:Coccothrinax jucunda
Synonym:Palma argentata
Synonym:Thrinax altissima
Synonym:Thrinax garberi

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Trees
Palms

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Cearbhaill On Jun 14, 2005, Cearbhaill from Russell, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I purchased mine as Coccothrinax readii- if this is indeed the same palm then I must mention the fragrance of the flower! It is not fragrant for long- maybe for the initial 12 hours arter the inflourescence opens. But if you can be there at the right moment it is a stunning smell- soft and sweet and just heavenly.
This is a most attractive palm- especially when smaller. A good easy grower for me and not a problem ever.

Positive palmbob On May 1, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of the two most common Coccothrinax in cultivation in the US- has silvery undersides to the leaves (as do about 3-4 other species so careful on the identification). This palm has a slender trunk with retained leaf bases and a thatch of thick fiber (very ornamenal). The crown is sparse, usually consisting of 5-8 fan leaves on thin, drooping petioles. It is a dainty looking palm and makes a great palm for smaller yards. It likes water. Slow grower in southern California- much better suited to a humid warm climate like that in Florida. Native to south Florida and the Bahamas.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

La Habra, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Ventura, California
Whittier, California
Big Pine Key, Florida (2 reports)
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
Naples, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Stuart, Florida
Tampa, Florida
St John, Mississippi



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