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Puerto Rico Royal Palm (Roystonea borinquena)

Roystonea Borinquena, or more commonly know as Puerto Rico Royal Palm, is a tree with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Roystonea. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 75 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is year round, blooms during winter and is tolerant of shade. Roystonea Borinquena or Puerto Rico Royal Palm's floral region is Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Roystonea
  • Family: Arecaceae
  • Order: Arecales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree
  • Native Status: PR (N) VI (N)
  • Active Growth Period: Year Round
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Moderate
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Purple
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Crown
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 113
  • Height Mature (feet): 75
  • Leaf Retention: Yes
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Medium
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 365
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 320
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 640
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 49
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 98
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 36
  • Salinity Tolerance: Medium
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 40
  • Bloom Period: Winter
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Year Round
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Year Round
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 6570
  • Small Grain: No




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