Christmas Palm Tree

Adonidia merrillii
Patio Palm Tooltip

Patio Palms are seasonal palms that make it easy to add a tropical flair to your pool or patio.
No installation required! Patio Palms last for one season and do not typically survive Atlanta winters.

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  • Best palm for containers and outdoor pots.
  • Adds instant tropical atmosphere to any space.
  • Tall trunks with lush arching canopy provide ample shade.

Current delivery method: In-Store Pickup

Deer Resistant Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant Drought Tolerant
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 Patio / 10-11 Outdoors
Mature Height: 8-10 ft Indoors
15-25 ft Outdoors
Mature Width: 4-8 ft Indoors
5-10 ft Outdoors
Sunlight: Indoors: Bright Indirect Light
Outdoors: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Growth Rate: Moderate
Shape: Tree
Placement: Indoors, Patio, Outdoors

 Q: How big do Christmas Palms get?
A: When outdoors and planted on the ground, Christmas Palms can reach heights of 15-25ft. When in containers or indoors, they reach heights of 8-10ft. 

Q: Are Christmas Palms cold-hardy?
A: They are cold-hardy down to 30°F, however, any temperature below 40°F may affect the fronds. Christmas Palms thrive outdoors year-round in Grow Zone 10-11, and are fantastic patio or indoor palms anywhere above Zone 4. 

Q: Are Christmas Palms toxic to dogs?
A:  No, they are not toxic to dogs or other animals.

Q: Are Christmas Palm fruits edible?
A:  Yes, although they do not taste very good. 

1. Sunlight: Christmas Palms need direct or indirect sunlight in order to grow. If indoors, be sure to place beside a window where it receives plenty of light. 

2. Watering: When newly planted, be sure to water your palm 3 times a week for the first month. After it is established, water once a week unless it rains. Make sure you water thoroughly to make sure the bottom roots receive water at every watering. The amount of water per palm may range from 2 gallons for small containerized material to 15 gallons for larger palms. 

Watering varies depending on the time of year and the outside temperature and weather. Here is a guideline for how much to water in any given season:

Winter: (60 degrees or less) no need to water, except for the first 30 days after installation.

Spring: (75 degrees or less) water palm once a week.

Beginning of Summer: (90 degrees or less) 2-3 times a week.

Heat of Summer: (90 degrees and above) 4-5 times a week.

Plants in a container need more constant watering than those planted on the ground. 

Overwatering or bad drainage can cause permanent damage to the roots over time. Placing mulch over the roots can help with water retention. Use caution not to allow the mulch to touch the base of the palm, otherwise it can cause rot.

3. Fertilization: If planted outdoors, Christmas Palms should be fertilized three times a year in the Spring, Summer and Fall. If planted indoors, it needs only Spring and Summer fertilization.  

4. Soil: Palms tolerate most soils, as long as they drain well. If necessary, add some sand to the soil mix to help it drain better. 

5. Pruning: It is not necessary to prune your Christmas Palm. When a frond dies, it will detach and fall off on its own. However, if you decide to prune the brown frond before it naturally falls off, be careful not to do so when there is still some green color remaining in the frond.  

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