Palms and cycads
Slow-growing fan palms; some have trunks, some do not. Mature plants bear large clusters of tiny flowers among the leaves. Tolerate salt spray. All withstand 20°F/-7°C.
Native to theCaribbean. Ultimately 80 ft.or taller, 20 ft. wide, with fan-shaped,immense gray-greenleaves to 9 ft. across.Sabal mexicana
Native from Texas to Guatemala. Grows 30 to 50 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide, has bright green, 3-foot leaves. Leaf stems persist on trunks of young trees, but drop later to show attractive, slender trunk.Sabal minor
Grows 3 to 6 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide. Green to blue-green, 6-ft. leaves. Tree is usually trunkless but sometimes has a short trunk. Old leaves fold at base, hang down like a closed umbrella.
To 20 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide; much taller in its native habitat. Big (5 to 8 ft.) green leaves form a dense, globular head.
Native from Texas to Guatemala. Grows 30 to 50 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide, has bright green, 3-foot leaves....
Forms a 3- to 4-ft.-wide clump. Several to many stiffly upright stems to 2 ft. or more, densely clothe...
From South Africa. This ground cover has curved, 4- to 5-in.-long leaves; pale yellow to rose, 4-in. w...