Florida Native Palms


Palm dominated landscapes in Florida, particularly those dominated by non-native tropical and other palms, have been commonplace for decades. Concern over limited water resources, nutrient and pesticide use, and changing demographics have prompted scientists to look at more sustainable landscape management alternatives, such as using more native palms. Landscape Architects will learn about planting the right palm in the right place, transplanting palms, and maintenance practices including fertilizing, pruning, and irrigation.


  • Introduction to Florida’s Native Palms
  • Right Palm, Right Place
  • Transplanting palms
  • Fertilizing palms–overview of fertilizer practices
  • Pruning, irrigating and maintaining native palms
  • Palms to be highlighted include:
  • Coccothrinax argentata, Florida Silver Palm
  • Thrinax radiata, Thatch Palm
  • Pseudophoenix sargentii, Buccaneer Palm
  • Serenoa repens, Saw Palmetto


Florida DBPR Board of Landscape Architecture 1 optional CE course number 0013827

ISA Certified Arborist

FNGLA Certified Professional

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