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Hardy Palm Trees – Palm Trees That Grow In Zone 6 Climates

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Zone 6 regions are not among the coldest in the nation, but they are chilly for heat-loving palm trees. Can you find palm trees that grow in zone 6? Do hardy palm trees exist that can take below-zero temperatures? Read on for information about palm trees for zone 6.

Hardy Palm Trees

If you live in zone 6, your winter temperatures dip down to zero and sometimes even to -10 degrees Fahrenheit (-23 C.). This is not generally considered palm tree territory, but zone 6 palm trees can happen.

You’ll find hardy palm trees in commerce. Some of the hardiest available include:

  • Date palms (Phoenix dactylifera)
  • Canary Island date palms (Phoenix canariensis)
  • Mediterranean fan palms (Chamaerops humilis)
  • Windmill palms (Trachycarpus fortunei)

However, none of these palms carries a zone 6 hardiness label. Windmill palms are the best at cold weather, thriving to 5 degrees F. (-15 C.). Does this mean that it is impossible to find palm trees that grow in zone 6? Not necessarily.

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Care of Palm Trees for Zone 6

If you want to find palm trees for zone 6 gardens, you may have to plant what you can find, cross your fingers and take your chances. You’ll find some online tree sellers that list windmill palms as hardy to zone 6 as well as needle palms (Rhapidophyllum hystrix).

Some gardeners do plant these types of palms in zone 6 and find that, although the leaves fall off every winter, the plants survive. On the other hand, many hardy palm trees only survive as zone 6 palm trees if you offer them winter protection.

What type of winter protection might help zone 6 palm trees make it through the cold season? Here are a few ideas for how to protect cold hardy palm trees in freezing temperatures.

You can assist your cold hardy palm trees to survive by planting the trees in the warmest, sunniest spot in your yard. Try to find a planting location that is protected from winter winds. Winds from the north and the west are most damaging.

If you anticipate cold snaps and take action, your palm tree has more of a chance of surviving. Just before a freeze, wrap the trunk of your cold hardy palms. Use canvas, blankets or specialty wrap from garden stores.

For smaller palms, you can place a cardboard box on top of the plant to protect it. Weight the box down with rocks to prevent it from blowing away in the wind. Alternatively, bury the tree in a mound of mulch.

Protections must be removed after four or five days. While this vigilance and plant protection makes palm trees for zone 6 high maintenance, it’s still worth the effort to enjoy a nice tropical flair in the garden. Of course, many palm trees grow just as well in containers which can be brought indoors with the onset of cold weather.

The Majesty Palm, scientific name Ravenea rivularis, is a very shade tolerant palm that will reach 10′ in height very quickly. It grows and looks best situated under a canopy of tall trees. Its greatest drawback is its requirement to be fertilized frequently to maintain a healthy green color. It is tolerant of different soil types.

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Majesty Palm Tree Profile

Scientific name: Ravenea rivularis

Common names: It is also known as Majestie Palm and Majestic Palm.

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: It is native to Madagascar.

Appearance: The Majesty Palm is a very large palm with a large, untidy crown. This feather palm which grows up to 12m high has symmetrical leaves and develops an attractive swollen base at the trunk. The smooth trunk is about 12″ in diameter. It has attractive pinnate leaves up to 18 inches length on erect stems attached to adherent base.

Flowers/Fruits: Ravenea rivularis produces small white flowers that grow on branched inflorescence. Male and female lowers are borne on separate plants. Flowers are followed by bright red, spherical fruits that are 1-1.3 cm long.

Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate. This palm can grow up to 10 – 20 ft tall and 5-10 ft wide.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both. The Majesty Palm is a popular house plant. It is a great floor plant that can quickly grow to 10 feet tall. The tall green fronds of foliage make this plant a great addition to any room. But it’s going to be happy in a pot only for few years. Once Majesty Palm gets older it needs to be transplanted outside. Kentia is much better indoor plant. If you keep it inside for too long it will start to slowly decline.

Cold Tolerance: Majesty Palm Tree can tolerate cold down to 25F. It is great for growing in the USDA Zones 9b (25 to 30 F) to 11 (above 40 F).

Light Req: Low to Moderate, Moderate, Moderate to High. This palm can easily adjust to any light levels.

Water Req: Moderate. The plant must have proper drainage set up. Do not allow the roots to sit in water. On the other end, do not allow the plant to dry out completely in between watering either. This palm also prefers a slightly higher humidity level, so a daily misting will add plenty of beauty to your plant.

During summer, I recommend watering it every day and once a week during winter. And one more thing about watering. If you have this plant outside, make sure not to overwater its crown with a sprinklers. Majesty palm crown is very sensitive to too much moist.

Maintenance: This is very easy to grow plant if you growing it outside. If you live in Florida you can plant it and forget about it. No maintenance. If you live in California, it’s a little harder because of the cold winter. This is not very hardy palm. You will probably need to wrap it in the winter. To prevent nutritional deficiency, apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continuous release formula twice a year during growing season.

Insects and Diseases: A common pest to this plant are scale and mites. If problems with pests appear, try misting the plant with a soapy water mixture twice a day. If spider mites still appear try a more powerful spray available from your local gardening store.

Propagation: The propagation is through seeds. Wait till the fruit is fully ripen before taking seeds out. Seeds need to be cleaned and dried. The Majesty Palm seeds don’t store well, so try to sow as soon as possible.

Plant in well draining soil mix at 1″ depth. Keep warm, lightly moist and in filtered sunlight. This palm needs sufficient fertilizer, and must be fertilized every 3 months or whenever its deep green color begins to fade. This inexpensive and commonly available palm is easy to grow.

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Palm Aphids:

Most Aphids are commonly known as the greenfly or black fly, and they are one of the most common pest for indoor houseplants. The Palm Aphid is unique in the fact that the female doesn’t move and forms a distinctive ring of white wax around its body. They are not likely to kill your plant but these sap-sucking insects will infest the younger leaves of the palms as well as excrete a sugary waste product called “honey dew”. This waste often attracts the “sooty mold” fungus to those leaves.

To treat the Aphid infestation you should first try to wash off the colonies from your plant. To do this use a strong spray bottle using water. This treatment will not work with all species of Aphids. The next method to try is with a fine spray of soapy water on the colonies. This will interfere with their ability to breathe. If the second method fails, you will need to succumb and purchase a systemic poison or a spray containing malathion. We suggest Malathion because it has a relatively low human toxicity.

Spider Mites:

Spider Mites will look like tiny dots on the underside of your palms fawn. They usually live in large groups, so you will definitely see more than one of these tiny dots in a group on the plant. Spider Mites are known as such from the silk webbing that they leave behind on infested leaves. This presence of webbing is the best indication that your plant may be infested.

Spider mites can commonly become a problem on both indoor and outdoor plants after certain insecticides have been sprayed that may have killed the natural enemies of the mite. The best thing to do when dealing with Spider Mites is to find an insecticidal soap that you can use to wipe down the plant leafs. It is advised that you test out the insecticidal soap on a small portion of the plant before applying it to the whole plant.


All palms are susceptible to infestation by a variety of scales. Some of these varieties include Magnolia white scale, oyster scale, and thread scale. Due to the waxy hard shell on most varieties of scale chemicals don’t usually have much of an effect on these insects. The average size of these pests is anywhere from 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch but on occasion you will come across some varieties that are about four times larger. The varities with the waxy shell can have its protection removed by simply scraping it away. It is easiest to tell the difference as the soft scales (no armored protection) produce honeydew while the armored scales will not. Scales feed on your plant by sucking on the plant’s sap. This will promote poor growth which will eventually stunt the growth of your plant. It can also lead to your plant being infested to sooty mold.

The most practical thing to do for your first attempt at cleaning up your plant from its infestation is to use soap and water to wash off the leaves and stems. If your plant is heavily infested, you can try an insecticide spray schedule on your plant that involves 2 to 3 sprays a week every two weeks. It is usually best to discard the plant however before the infestation can spread.

Majesty Palm Tree

Majestic Tropical Vibes Meet Easy Care

Why Majesty Palm Trees?

Get tropical vibes in any space with the Majesty Palm Tree, a fresh take on an old favorite. With long, ultra-regal fronds in deep green hues, it’s perfect for upgrading any space indoors.

And the best part is it thrives in low light and partial shade. Simply place this exotic beauty near a window and watch the growth take off. It creates an indoor oasis wherever it’s placed. You won’t have to fuss over your Majesty Palm since it doesn’t need pruning, fertilizer or any other extras to keep growing.

Plus, your new Majesty Palm is eco-friendly because it removes toxins from the air – an all-natural process in purification. The Majesty Palm helps remove formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and benzene from your home, making it a utilitarian and ultra-sleek plant. So, not only does it require virtually zero upkeep…but it works for you!

Why is Better

Most Palm Trees are big-box garden centers or local nurseries are sold bare-root, meaning they have a lower chance of survival once they come home with you.

But when you order your Majesty Palm from Fast Growing Trees, you get a thriving plant that arrives directly at your door in nutrient-rich soil. We’ve planted, grown and shipped your Majesty in its own pot, never bare-root, so it’s ready to take off as soon as you order. We’ve done the hard work so that you get an amazing head start…now, you’ll enjoy your Majesty for years to come.

And since the Majesty is hassle-free, no green thumb is required to get the lush, delicate greenery of this coveted houseplant. Order your Majesty Palm today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: You don’t have to immediately repot your plant – you’ll only need to repot approximately every other year, once your Majesty Palm outgrows its shipped container or original pot. Increase the pot size by 2 inches each time you repot to accommodate new growth. It’s time to repot your plant once you start seeing the root emerge from the top of the soil.

When you’re ready to place your Majesty, one of the best spots indoors to keep your Majesty Palm is a bathroom corner or office with a large window.

2. Watering: Mist your Majesty Palm daily in addition to regular watering – this ensures that its native humid climate is simulated in your home. If you’re not sure when to water, simply check the soil about 2 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water your Majesty Palm.

FGT Tip: If fronds begin to yellow, it could be a sign of overwatering. If you see yellowed fronds, allow time for the soil to dry before watering your plant again. Browning fronds, however, mean that your Majesty Palm is not getting enough water and needs more.

3. Pruning: Simply any fronds as they turn yellow or brown. This improves the look of your plant and creates clean space for healthier green fronds to grow.

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    Bold, iconic, exotic: Palms are essential for that tropical look and are even making a splash in cooler climates By Jason Dewees


    Palms are a complete sensory experience. The rustle of fronds in the wind, curving shadows, textured trunks, scented flowers and luscious fruits create an intoxicating atmosphere. One of the earliest cultivated fruit trees, the palm seems on loan from Eden. But palms are often overlooked as design elements, becoming the equivalent of background noise. Ask anyone to draw a palm and what do you get: a long stem, a tuft of leaves, maybe a couple of coconuts—and there, you’ve captured it, right? Not true. The secret about palms that garden designers from Vancouver to Cartagena to Singapore are learning is that among the 2,500 species of this diverse plant family are varieties for nearly every landscape need, making them a tremendous garden resource that has essentially been hiding in plain sight.

    Unparalleled as avenue trees and tropical staples, palms have been invaluable to garden designers since ancient Persia. Now designers within and beyond the tropics are using them in fresh ways. Here a classic double row of royal palms (Roystonea oleracea) creates drama in this Hawaiian landscape. Photo by: Lisa Romerein.

    Indeed, no tropical look is complete without palms, but they go far beyond the iconic double row of palm trees lining Hollywood Boulevard, or postcard-perfect coconut palms silhouetted against the sunset. Their bold, symmetrical foliage, uniformity, varied textures and sizes, and diverse growth habits make them uniquely compelling garden subjects. While designers in the tropics and subtropics have a wide array to work with, even people in England, the Pacific Northwest and the Southeast are using what Linnaeus considered the “prince of plants” to wondrous effect.

    The bold architecture of a palmetto leaf transmits light and color. Photo by: John Glover.

    Nearly every garden needs vertical elements to add volume and perspective, and the simple upright form of many palms is invaluable from Honolulu to Barcelona to Savannah. The solitaire palm (Ptychosperma elegansz) performs well in subtropical and tropical climes, while the Mexican fan palm (Washingtonia robusta) speeds skyward and tolerates frosts in warm-temperate zones as well. And thanks to the hardiness of species like the Chinese windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei.), that verticality can be exploited even in places like Seattle, Tokyo and London, where winter brings an occasional dusting of snow incongruously covering lacy fronds.

    Designer Brandon Tyson’s pick of a pindo palm (Butia capitata) creates a swaying blue note amid grasses and shrubs. Photo by: Marion Brenner.

    The all-important garden element of texture is another stronghold of palm trees, literally from the ground up. Witness the hairy trunks on the old man palm (Coccothrinax crinita), the smooth green rings on the bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifritzii) and kentia palm (Howea forsteriana), and the fiercely thorned basketry of the zombie palm (Zombia antillarum) and Brazilian needle palm (Trithrinax brasiliensis).

    Water-wise Mexican blue palms (Brahea armata) thrive in a planter, casting their reflection into the pool below. Photo by: Steve Gunther.

    Color is the stealth asset of the palm family. In addition to an infinite range of greens, cold-hardy species like the Mexican blue palm (Brahea armata) and pindo palm (Butia capitata) confer icy blue or blue-green foliage onto a garden palette in temperate climates like California and the Southeast, while the heart-stopping sealing-wax palm (Cyrtostachys renda) adds a cluster of lipstick-red stems to truly tropical landscapes. The unsung fruits and flowers of palm trees range from gold, green, black, red and purple, worthy of garden scrutiny and ideal as cut material for indoor arrangements, along with their foliage and woven leaf bases.

    A cold-hardy Chinese windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei), its leaf bases removed to expose a ringed trunk, erupts in spring bloom. In this chic urban space, a palm creates a serene vertical element while its crown casts light, animated shade. Photo by: Andrea Jones.

    Then there are the aspects of palms that you might not think of until you add them to your garden and observe palm trees up close. Their open crowns cast dappled, animated shade and decorative shadows on walkways, walls and through windows into the house. Their oversize leaves make soothing sounds in the wind. Bright-green fronds make translucent silhouettes by day, and dramatically up-lit at night they perform a shadow play. With their delicate appeal also comes strength, a signature paradox of palms, and their extreme flexibility makes them one of the few plants able to stand up to a tropical storm.

    Versatile and hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, a mature pindo palm brings compelling elegance to this residential garden. Even when this species is a young, trunkless plant, its arching, blue-green fronds work beautifully in a container or as a slow-growing foliage element. Photo by: Jerry Pavia.

    Whether the solo player, the lead actor in a plant ensemble or a supporting character, the palm’s distinctive form holds its own. They excel as dramatic punctuation marks in the landscape, and a single fine specimen or multitrunk cluster creates a sculptural focal point. But some palm trees seem meant for allées. The central axis of Rio de Janeiro’s Botanical Garden and Palm Beach’s Royal Palm Way are distinguished by rows of royal palms, their concrete-white trunks creating a colonnade, their vibrant green leaves drawing the eye upward. The key is to use the same species, evenly spaced, or alternating with another species of tree or palm. Rows of palm-tree clusters can also be exuberant, as on Broadway in San Diego, where Senegal date palms (Phoenix reclinata) in the median add green rhythm to the drive through a concrete canyon.= Planted in groves, tall palms like the royal (Roystonea species), queen (Syagrus romanzoffiana), Mexican fan (Washingtonia robusta), palmetto (Sabal palmetto) and coconut (Cocos nucifera) palm create a comforting canopy without completely blocking the light, like an installation of parasols. Smaller species can play roles as hedges, shrubs or bamboo alternatives in shade (Rhapis excelsa, lady palm, and Chamaedorea costaricana, bamboo palm) or sun (Chamaerops humilis, Mediterranean fan palm), or as trunkless understory elements (Chamaedorea radicalis, Rhapidophyllum hystrix and Kerriodoxa elegans).

    Green crownshafts of royal palms (Roystonea) make a vivid transition from sturdy trunk to feathery leaves. Photo by: Blickwinkel/Alamy.

    And just as palms are among the choicest containerized indoor plants, so too do they make marvelous container statements outdoors. Consider the bold, graphic impact of Mediterranean fan palms (Chamaerops humilis) and Canary Island date palms (Phoenix canariensis) in the weighty pots lining the streets of Rome, immune to winter cold and summer’s heat and tourists. Compelling even as a 1-gallon plant, the slow-growing, versatile Mediterranean fan palm will thrive for years in a small container in the home garden, in sun or light shade, as will the pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii), a more water-loving miniature tree.

    Using a rich mix of palm species and elemental stonework, Raymond Jungles created a rainforest atmosphere around a spa in Panama. Photo by: Richard Felber.

    While palms are ideal companions to modernist and classical architecture, the rigid over-reliance on their regular forms can lead to neglecting the pleasures of naturalistic plantings, multi-age groves or mixing into beds with other plant types—succulents, shrubs, trees, bamboos. Just as avenue plantings can convey the silent seriousness of a Greek temple, palms planted informally carry on a dialogue with each other and the plants around them.

    A skyward view of a Pseudophoenix species at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Coral Gables, Florida, captures fruit and swollen trunk. Palms attract interest whether viewed from below, lit at night, shadowed on the ground, silhouetted against sky or reflected in water. Photo by: Chelsea Stickel.

    Though their symmetry and size make palms perfect elements in large estate gardens, many can also bring a touch of the tropics to smaller landscapes. Amenable to transplanting at maturity to a degree far surpassing other trees, palms offer instant gratification, even in narrow urban spaces, while posing a minimal threat to foundations and paving because of their fine roots. Their mesmerizing combination of vibrancy and geometry enables palms to excel in the sheer glass and stucco of Miami, the rainforest riot of Costa Rica, the Mediterranean stateliness of Rome, the austerity of desert oases and even the Pacific-rim mists of Vancouver. Wherever palms—from miniatures to 100-foot colossi—can be grown, garden designers are opening their senses to them.

    Trios of Veitchia palms frame a gathering spot. Photo by: Lee Anne White.

    A pair of Phoenix palms plays their classic symmetrical role in this update of the Persian paradise garden designed by Sanchez & Maddux in Palm Beach Photo by: Chelsea Stickel.

    Gallery featuring pictures of 30 spectacular backyard palm tree ideas, showcasing how and why you’d want to add palms to your yard.

    Welcome to our gallery of breezy backyard palm tree ideas.

    Do you want your yard to look like an oasis? Or maybe like a tropical escape? The best tree to bring this kind of appeal to your yard is the palm tree. Palm trees are typically associated with tropical and warm regions, but there are many species of palm tree that can weather a great deal of different climates.

    If you want to build up some great tropic appeal you should consider a palm tree. Palm trees are amazing at completing a full and interesting landscaping job with very few elements.

    What are the pros and cons of planting palm trees?


    1. Interesting look – Palm trees have a distinct look that can really make an impression. They elicit the feeling of getting away to exotic and warm locations.
    2. Storm resistant – Palms are great at standing up to powerful winds. If you are looking for plant options that will power through straight line winds and stay standing, a palm is your best bet.
    3. Provides instant landscaping – Palm trees have an appeal that can transform a patch of dirt into a oasis instantly. They are some of the only trees that work well alone without other elements and still deliver a complete and planned look.
    4. Care – Palms do not require much in terms of direct nutrition and care. There is not much attention you need to give to the palm tree aside from the trimming.


    1. Maintenance – Palm trees require some maintenance. Smaller trees can be easy to do on your own, but larger palm trees may require professional assistance. This can become costly over time.
    2. Sensitive to cold – Palm trees are sensitive to cold environments. A few species of palm can withstand a cold winter but many others can be permanently damaged by a single cold night. It is wise to do research on your area and the kinds of palms that can survive in your local climate. There are sites that can help you find what best suits your region. One such site can be found here.

    When buying a palm tree the price depends on the particular tree and the height of the tree you select. A short palm can cost as little as $77. If you want a fully grown tree, those can potentially cost up to $800. (Source: Live Palm Trees)

    The ongoing cost of owning palm trees is found in trimming and maintenance. Palm tree maintenance can be done by yourself, but it is safer and easier to hire professionals to take care of the job. One of the major contributing factors to trimming costs is the height of the tree. Trees shorter than 30 feet can range between $75 and $400 to trim properly, while larger trees range from $200 and $1200. Unkempt trees will cost more to trim. If a tree is maintained regularly each trimming will cost less. (Source: Tree Removal)

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    The perfect place for planting a few palm trees is around your pool. Palms can give your pool that extra step toward a tropical getaway. Let the trees help take you away to paradise.

    A mix of palms and tall grasses provides a lovely island feel. Put a reclining chair and umbrella in a spot like this and watch the wind sway the tall palms. You will be transported instantly.

    Tropical Exterior by Bonita Springs Interior Designers & Decorators K2 Design Group, Inc.

    Palm trees are great at providing instant landscaping. With very little other plant life, a couple of palm trees can make your space feel very full and alive. Use palm trees to cultivate an oasis vibe.

    Palm trees provide good shade without taking up a great deal of ground space. The long and thin trunks of the trees keep the canopy high and out of the way. Very few branches will be in your way if you use palm trees.

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    There are many palm tree styles. Some are a bit shorter with a rounder base. This type of palm has great appeal and can give your poolside area a fantastic tropical feel.

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    Here are some palm trees providing wonderful instant landscaping. This space is relatively flat without too many stand out features, but the palm trees build an interesting and deep profile. See more of this home here. Designed by MM Architects

    Palm trees look amazing next to water. They are at home when paired with bodies of water. This makes them ideal as poolside trees as well as when placed near any lakes you may have on your property.

    Here are six palm trees lining a pool area. Symmetry is very easy to achieve with palm trees as their growth and shape are manageable and predictable. Some trees may grow in ways not conducive to symmetry, but palm trees are great for it.

    When paired with other large leafed plants, palm trees can build a great tropical themed privacy hedge. This creates a wonderful and appealing barrier while maintaining your warm beach style.

    Contemporary Exterior by West Palm Beach Interior Designers & Decorators Jacki Mallick Designs, LLC.

    A couple of palm trees outside your window will not block your view but will still give the side of your home some landscaped appeal. The canopy that palm trees provide is both out of the way and visually appealing.

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    Not all palms are towering trees. Some palm trees are small and have a nice bark texture with a fun plume of leaves. These kinds of palms are great in small groups dotted around a yard.

    A space only needs a couple of palms to achieve instant landscaping. This home has mostly flat land but the few trees give the space some depth. The palm tree adds the most personality to the yard, elevating it to another level. See more of this home here. Designed by Spagnuolo Architecture

    These two palms stand tall near this pool area. They provide great shade for people who come here to relax by the pool and let the world slip away.

    Palm trees give your property a very interesting skyline. This is especially true if you are not around many other large features. The palms spring out into the skyline with small bursts of leaves.

    Palms can be used to divide a space without being too intrusive or becoming a barrier. Here are three lovely palms between a deck with a pool and the beachfront. The trees separate this area into two spaces but do not restrict movement between them. Source: Marco / Flickr

    While palms are stunning trees on their own they also pair very well with other plants. In the right arrangement, the tropical aesthetic of the palms can be expanded upon and you can feel like you are in the midst of a lush island.

    There is no better place to place a hammock than between two shady palms. This is the quintessential icon of tropical relaxation. Where else would anyone want to be than laying back with a cool drink?

    Contemporary Exterior by Sarasota General Contractors Michael K. Walker & Associates Inc.

    Not all palm trees grow straight up. Palms at an angle can give some interesting dynamics. The direction that the trees lean can give a sense of motion to your space.

    One great thing about palms is that they can pop up over privacy walls, giving your eyeline a nice, dynamic profile to look at while floating in your pool on a warm summer day.

    This yard built its landscaping profile with a few well placed palm trees. These trees sway through the wind as a storm rolls in. The sturdy palms will likely weather the storm just fine. See more of this home here. Designed by Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti

    Palm trees work well around fountains and other structures. These trees add some texture and depth while letting the central piece take the spotlight and focus.

    Here is a path with a small lining of palms shading the entrance. This is a great job for palms. Palms often look very organized and can be lined up well to fit along paths or between features. Source: Zillow Digs™

    Here is a great palm tree situated as a central focus of a flower garden. Palm trees can make marvelous focuses for gardens. They have wonderful textures and an interesting look that draws lots of attention.

    These small flower beds have small palm trees in the center of them, building depth and visual interest. No matter the style of palm tree you choose there are other plants that pair well with them to make amazing dynamic profiles.

    Palms go well with a minimalist design. They can enhance a landscape without being overwhelming or overly complicated. Their simple and sleek look is perfect for this design style. See more of this home here. Designed by STRANG Architecture

    These palms stand on either side of a pair of matching benches on the waterfront. This is the perfect tropical style for sitting back, relaxing, and looking out over the water.

    The fluffy poms on the tops of these palms are great for bolstering an exotic and tropical appeal. With a water feature like this, along with the palm trees, your yard will look like a palace courtyard.

    When you have a pool that is near a lake a palm tree is the perfect feature to place between these two bodies of water. Source: Zillow Digs™

    This infinity pool is lined with fantastic palm trees. These trees introduce a sense of motion down the length of the infinity pool and out to the ocean. Using trees like this can be great for drawing the eyeline in a desired direction.

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