Thrinax radiata 4
Thrinax radiata 4

Thrinax radiata
(Florida Thatch Palm)
USDA Zone: 10A – 11
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Origin: South Florida; West Indies
Type: Palm

Typical Height: 20’-30’
(6.0–9.0mts)
Typical Spread: 6’-8’
(1.8–2.4mts)
Trunk Diameter: 4”-5”
(0.10–0.12mts)

Growth: Slow
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: High
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Spring
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: None
Family: Arecacea / Palmae
Propagation: Seeds
Leaf Type: Simple, Palmately lobed
Texture: Very coarse
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (3'-4'OA)
7G (4'-5'OA)
15G (5'-6'OA)
25G (6'-7'OA)
FG (4'-8'OA)

Typical planting distance:
8'-10' O.C.
(2.4–3.0mts)

Common Uses: Residence; Parks; Medians; Parking Lots
Category: Medium Palm

Notes: Florida native; Low maintenance

In this Photo:
Thrinax radiata
(Florida Thatch Palm)
Trunk close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
April 2015
Key Biscayne
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners,
landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://www.florida-palm-trees.com/florida-thatch-palm-tree/

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/60367/

http://www.backyardnature.net/n/w/chitpalm.htm