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Key Thatch Palm

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Key Thatch Palm, Leucothrinax morrisii, also known as Silver Thatch Palm, and not to be confused with Florida Silver Palm, grows very slowly to 15 to 25 height. It will be a bush for many years as a young palm. Its leaves are stiff fan-shaped, pale green above, silver or green beneath, about 2-3 ft. in diameter. Its flowers are showy and white turning yellow. Its fruit is a round white drupe. Like most thatch palms, it is very tolerant of wind, salt, poor soil, and drought, but does not tolerate any but the lightest of frost. This beautiful small native palm should be used in nearly frost free locations, but is ideal for small areas or pots. Like all native palms, Key Thatch Palm provides many ecological benefits.

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