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Pindo Palm

Florida Pindo Palms Add Instant Feathery Flair

Florida pindo palms, or “jelly palms,” are a real day brightener. First, they’ll lure you outdoors just to watch their feathery fronds ruffle in the wind. Then they’ll present you with a gift to take back inside: loads of orange-colored berries that make a delicious jelly. With their sweet banana/pineapple…

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Maypan coconut palms on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida.

Maypan Coconut Palms Serve All Your Tropical Tastes

Maypan coconut palms satisfy almost any tropical taste because they do two things really well. They please the eye and the palette in the most quintessential Florida way. First, consider their good looks. These single-trunk palms can grow up to 50 feet tall and are one of the most universally…

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Southwest Florida Ribbon Palms a Gift from Mother Nature

Southwest Florida ribbon palms are gifts that keep on giving. Their “ribbons” are actually long fronds that have split from their fan-shaped base. When a breeze picks up, so do the ribbons -- gently fluttering and swirling all year long. But don’t be fooled by their delicate appearance. Rugged and…

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Ponytail Palms Overlooked in Florida Landscapes

Ponytail palms abound in pots and nurseries, but try finding them in Florida landscapes. Sure, you’ll spot them occasionally, but the Hollywood types of foxtails, wild dates and Cuban royals seem to be overshadowing them lately. And that’s too bad, because ponytails are perfectly fine specimens that have their own…

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