It has a multi-trunk design that is very compact. 9. The Florida Thatch Palm Tree, scientific name Thrinax radiata, is native to Florida Keys.It adapts to a lot of different conditions. Special Note. These plants are tolerant of soil salinity and wind-borne salt. Florida Thatch Palm Botanical Name. High. ... Florida Thatch Palm will tolerate some salt air but not much salt water flooding. Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water. Common Name: Thatch Palm Scientific Name: Thrinax radiata Zone: 10B-11 Growth Rate: Slow Origin: Southernmost Florida Salt Tolerance: High Drought Tol. Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance: High. Thatch Palm Thrinax spp. Salt and wind tolerance of landscape plants for Hawaii Norman Bezona1, David Hensley 2, Julie Yogi , James Tavares3, Fred Rauch2, Ruth Iwata 2, Melissa Kellison , and Melvin Wong4 Landscaping near the ocean in Hawaii can be chal- lenging and frustrating because of sea salt and wind. It grows naturally in sandy or calcareous soils. Zone 1 . ture, this palm almost always grows within the range of salt-laden winds near coastal areas. Hardiness Zone. : High Typical Height: 20' OA DESCRIPTION plants are highly salt and wind tolerant and can be used in exposed locations, such as areas near the beach receiving direct winds from the ocean. 10-11. The Florida Thatch Palm is also known as Green Thatch Palm and is primarily native to the Monroe County Keys. It is moderately salt-tolerant, so it will be fine if sprayed by the ocean. The Florida Thatch Palm is a wonderful palm tree in any landscape, especially those landscapes which love to adorn a hammock. Drought Tolerance: Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury. AKA. Thrinax Radiata. Queens are the least wind tolerant in my experience. Growth Habit and Morphology The Florida thatch palm is a slender, solitary, very slow-growing, fan palm. Palms listed as having high salt tolerance can be grown in exposed sites near the seashore, those with moderate salt tolerance must be planted in protected sites near the ocean, and those with low salt tolerance should not be planted within ΒΌ mile of the seashore. especially Cocothrinax argentata Light Requirements: Full sun to light shade. Salt Tolerance. It is the fastest growing of the three native thrinax palms and will develop a six foot or more trunk in just twenty years. Salt can be deposited on leaves and in soils by wind I've been through three major hurricanes in Florida and queens were the only common palms that had trouble. As far as most wind tolerant id vote for the smaller coastal Caribbean species: thrinax, Cocothrinax, Pseudophoenix, etc. True Date Palm Phoenix dactylifera Washingtonia Palm Washingtonia robusta ... Weeping Fan Palm Livistonia decipiens . The fronds are green and silver, and it can grow to be between eight and 10 feet. Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods : Salt Water Flooding Tolerance: Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges. Salt Wind Tolerance: High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without injury. Thrinax radiata. In Florida, it is an endangered species. Salt-Tolerant Plants Bottle palm (LY) 1 Hyophorbe spp. into zones according to salt tolerance. Thatch Palm. This slow-growing palm is one of the easiest to care for. Growth averages no more than 6 inches a year. S 15 feet Brittle thatch palm Thrinax morrisil S 15 feet Cabbage palm Sabal palmetto N,C,S 60 feet Coconut (LY) Cocos nucifera S 80 feet Hurricane palm (LY) Dictyosperma album S 40 feet Saw palmetto Serenoa repens N,C,S 10 feet Native. Drought Tolerance. Florida Thatch Palm (Thrinax radiata)