Royal Palm (Roystonea regia)


Royal Palm

Roystonea regia

  • Other common name is Cuban Royal Palm
  • Enjoy a California sunset while it creates an awesome silhouette without blocking too much of your view!
  • Often called the most beautiful palm in the world
  • Can grow to be a large palm tree
  • Features a very attractive white or gray stout trunk
  • Smooth, green crown shaft
  • Their pinnate fronds softens every landscape
  • Medium to fast growth rate
  • Heat tolerant
  • Grow well in nearly all soil conditions
  • Versatile palm suited for coastal to desert landcapes

Large and majestic, the Royal Palm, is often dubbed “the most beautiful palm in the world” by palm enthusiasts, homeowners and landscapers alike, for a good reason! Native to South Florida, Cuba, Central America and some Caribbean Islands, this palm tree features a very attractive white or stout gray trunk as well as a smooth, green crown shaft that are hallmarks of Roystonea regia. It is often used as a gorgeous centerpiece in landscapes throughout the Southwest. You will often find this beauty adorning luxury resorts, upscale shopping centers, and commercial facilities, where it adds instant tropical flair that you can’t help but notice. It’s an especially attractive tree for use in the warm, coastal landscapes of Southern California - it blends in perfectly with any landscape theme!

The Royal Palm will thrive when planted in a sunny location or partial sun. They are often used to line a long driveway, along streets or planted on both sides of a garden area, where its stately appearance makes a grand statement. Roystonea regia have a medium to fast growth rate, are considered to be a smart drought tolerant option and have low to moderate watering needs once established. It’s a remarkably heat tolerant palm, in fact, it loves the heat - we plant these in desert areas such as Palm Springs and Phoenix where they grow into majestic beauties that are a sight to behold!

Royal Palms do incredibly well in nearly all soil conditions and do look great no matter where or how you plant one or two or three! Their pinnate fronds soften every landscape and create a great silhouette with up lighting that is sure to impress the neighbors. We love to plant Royal Palms around swimming pools or spas - its reflection on mirror-smooth water captivates and creates that calming mood people love. Royal Palms are an excellent candidate for a variety of areas, from cities to coastal and into the desert!

We take pride in being the only people that grow these from our stock of prized specimen trees, and we’ve been doing it this way for over 20 years! We assure their quality and have the larger trees available in smaller containers, so you get better bang for your buck!

Let our professional landscape crew do all the work – we can help give your yard the royal treatment!


Popular along the streets of many cities

Popular in coastal landscapes

Grows in full sun or part sun

Commonly found at upscale resorts, commercial facilities & shopping areas