Christmas Palm (Adonidia merrillii)

Christmas Palm

$89.95

What is Christmas Palm

Vibrant tropical flair, right in your own backyard. With multi-trunk Christmas Palms planted in your landscape, you can walk out the door to find paradise.

Place yours in a container and bring it inside for the perfect accent piece, or place it on the porch or patio. They are perfect for tight, compact spaces, including areas near sidewalks and driveways. This is the palm that won’t take over or outgrow the area.

However, their crowns are large enough to create relaxing areas of shade beneath them. They can be strategically placed to create shade by the pool, in the yard, or driveway to provide cool relief from the heat.

Best of all, Christmas Palms are incredibly low-maintenance and don’t require a lot of attention. All you have to decide is where your Christmas Palms will look best. Before you know it, you’ll have mature, elegant palm trees in your yard or home, making a beautiful statement.

At the top of every Christmas Palm, you will find a lush green crown, filled with 10 to 12 arching fronds. They also have textured trunks with darker rings where older leaves used to be, giving them a unique pattern.

And in the summer, clusters of small green flowers bloom and quickly start growing into round, green fruit. In the late fall, towards December, the ornamental fruit turns a shade of scarlet red, and they look like Christmas ornaments, giving this color palm its name.

Basically, you’ll have self-decorating trees that will thrive anywhere. Is there anything better? Lend a festive touch to your garden and order your own Christmas Palm today!

Looking for more palm trees to add to your collection? Check out our guide to popular types of palm trees.

Christmas Palm (Adonidia merrillii) Adonidia merrillii

How to Grow and Care for Christmas Palm

Christmas Palm (Adonidia merrillii) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 4-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors

Sun exposure

Plant your Christmas Palm in an area that receives full sun (6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day).

Fertilizing

If necessary, use a palm-specific fertilizer for your Palm. Slow-release fertilizer is best to allow the smaller root system to uptake what it needs. Apply close to the base and start in spring/follow specific fertilizer instructions.

Planting

Choose a location that receives a lot of sunlight (4-6+ hours daily) in colder climates but indirect sun in warmer climates. When you’re ready to plant, dig your hole 2 to 3 times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball. Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site, tamping down the soil as you go. When finished, apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets.

If you plant in a container, select one that is 1 to 2 times larger than the pot your plant arrived in. Choose a location on the patio, backyard, or front/side of the house, providing it will receive full to partial sun.

Watering

Stick your finger into the potting soil down to a depth of 2 inches and feel around for any moisture. If the soil is drying out, go ahead and water until you see it escaping the drainage holes and then stop. If there is still moisture present, leave it be until it dries a bit more.

Pruning

Palms do not need much pruning except to remove damaged fronds. Be careful not to pull off any dead or damaged fronds – always remove any damaged fronds by pruning them off with a sharp pair of sterilized pruners.

Fertilizing

You can apply palm fertilizers that contain specific nutrients best suited for these varieties. If you prefer, you can use a balanced fertilizer such as an 8-8-8 formula for quicker growth in spring and summer.

Christmas Palm (Adonidia merrillii) Details

Common name Christmas Palm
Botanical name Adonidia merrillii
Plant type Palm Trees
Hardiness zone 4-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 8-10 ft Indoors 10-25 ft Outdoors
Width 4-8 ft Indoors  5-10 ft Outdoors