The Christmas Palm Tree (Adonidia) is one of the most popular Saint Petersburg palm trees. These are self cleaning palms, which means the older fronds die and then fall from the tree without additional help keeping the maintenance low. Beautiful bunches of red berries will also appear around the Christmas season to add some color.
One of the shortest palm trees at maturity, the Christmas palm makes great container plantings topping out around 8 to 10 feet in a bright indoor location. They grow quickly at first, then after a few years they will grow more slowly where they ultimately mature at approximately 20 feet with a canopy spread of 5 to 15 feet depending on how many trunks the planting contains. These palm trees come in single, double, triple and quadruple trunk plantings that create dramatic effects in the landscape.
Christmas palms are self cleaning palms, which means their lower fronds fall off after they have turned brown. Once established these palms can handle 30 degree temps for short periods of time. Provide full to partial sun letting the soil dry out between waterings before thoroughly saturating the soil again. Make sure these drought tolerant palms have adequate drainage if they are planted in pots, because if they sit in water they will experience root rot. They also can be used in oceanside landscape plantings because they are moderate salt tolerance.
The demand for these palm trees that can be grown outside or as an indoor palm tree is very high, so order now.