These varieties grow 40 to 60 feet high
Steven Gunther

Varieties of medium palms

Sharon Cohoon

Use these palms in lawns or as street trees.

Australian fan palm (Livistona australis). Dark green, 3- to 5-ft.-wide leaves. Best with regular watering. Grows slowly to 50 ft. Hardy to 20°. Zones 13-17, 19-24, H1, H2.

King palm (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana). Slender trunk with a green crownshaft. Has 8- to 10-ft.-long leaves and showy lilac-colored flowers. Looks best when protected from wind. Older specimens difficult to transplant. Grows quickly to 50-60 ft. Hardy to 28°. Zones 21-24.

Paradise palm (Howea forsteriana). Also known as kentia palm. Slender trunk and 6- to 12-foot-long, dark green leaves. Light shade; best near the coast. Grows slowly to 30-40 ft. Hardy to 26°. Zones 17, 21-24, H1, H2.

Queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffianum). Tall, straight trunk. Plumelike leaves are 10-15 ft. long. Grows quickly to 50 ft. Hardy to 25° or lower. Zones 12, 13, 15-17, 19-24, H1, H2.

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