Common Name: King Alexander
Scientific Name: Archontophoenix alexandrae
Growth Rate: Moderate
Salt Tolerance: Low
Drought Tol.: Moderate
Typical Height: 40' OA
The King Alexander, also known as the 'King Palm', lives up to its name.
This palm makes a stately accent within any landscape. Presenting well as a accent or in a grouping of palms, the Archontophoenix alexandrae helps create levels intrinsic to building out a distinctive landscaping plan.
This noble palm looks great as a centerpiece, as well as part of a group.
The King Alexander frond looks just like a coconut palm frond and the trunk of the palm looks similar to an Adonidia.
You get the tropical look and feel from this palm that is highly desired in landscapes that are located within zones 10B-11A
Being that it is more cold hardy then both the Maypan coconut palm, which suffers death at 30°F. The Adonidia also known as the Christmas palm suffers death at 32°F.
King Alexander can withstand temperatures down to 26° F.
This palm loves to be fed and watered regularly. That being said it will withstand drought conditions for a limited time period. You will be rewarded with faster growth when there is a schedule of regular feeding and watering.
Well drained soils are a must with this palm.
Popular configurations of this palm are singles, doubles and triples. We grow all three of these configurations.
Here are a couple of considerations to note depending upon your location.
If you are on the edge of zone 10B you will want to take into account that wintery dry winds will cause some leaf-tip burn. In this boarder zone you will want to consider planting in a protected space. Our suggestions include plantings where the King Alexander is surrounded by taller plants and trees or in an alcove space protected from the wind.
Take extra care when transplanting field grown materials. The heart of this palm is more sensitive than other palms and it is worth noting that splinting and supporting the crown during transportation.
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