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Roystonea oleracea
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Roystonea oleracea

Common Names:

South American, Venezuelan Royal Palm, Caribbean Royal Palm




Northern South America, Greater Antilles

Cold Hardiness:

About 30-32ºs, F.

Trunk Type:

Smooth, thick, typically swollen at the base or mid-trunk, thick and beautiful long crown shaft. Trunk is gray colored. The crown shaft is green and shiny.

Leaf Type:

Pinnate 10 feet plus long leaves, leaflets slightly multi-ranked.




Easy if you don't experience cold weather

Speed of growth:



40 feet plus (60-80 feet plus in tropical areas)

Soil requirements:

Rich, well draining. Likes water.

Sun requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

A fast growing tropical palm that is similar to Roystonea regia. However, the crown of leaves typically doesn't come past the midline (horizontal or higher plane), whereas R. regia leaves hang down toward the trunk as they age. Leaflets are wider than R. regia.

Further Data:

A great palm if you have the heat and don't really freeze. Roystonea venezuelana may or may not be a separate species. We've found this species to probably have about the same cold hardiness as R. regia.

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The following is a listing of palms recently in stock, but availability changes quite quickly.  We apologize if we run out of the size you want. We are always open Monday - Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM excluding major Holidays or very inclement weather.  For mail orders, please contact us at 619 291 4605.  We do not ship internationally.  Thank you for your interest.
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