Sargent's palm, Sargent's cherry palm
Pseudophoenix sargentii

Landscape Uses:

Accent or specimen palm.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Historical populations are being augmented at Biscayne National Park and reintroduced at Long Key State Park. These are the only historical locations in South Florida.
Widely cultivated. Available in Lake Worth at  Amelia's SmartyPlants (561-540-6296).
Shrub or small tree.
Growth Rate:
South Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico and Belize. In South Florida, native only to Elliott Key in Miami-Dade County and Long Key in the Monroe County Keys. Very slow growing and apparently not spreading from cultivation elsewhere. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.
Coastal hammocks.
Moist, very well-drained limestone or sandy soils, with or without a humusy top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderately low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water, but tolerates short term inunation by salt water from storm surge with minimal damage.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without significant injury.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun to light shade.
Flower Color:
Flower Characteristics:
Flowering Season:
All year.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Horticultural Notes:

George D. Gann
in cultivation, Dominican Republic, 2011
George D. Gann
in cultivation, Dominican Republic, 2011
Roger L. Hammer
Roger L. Hammer
Keith A. Bradley