Best: Pygmy Date Palm

The best tree for wind tolerance in South Florida, it survived <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000062" title="Hurricane Andrew (1992)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/meteorological-disasters/hurricanes-tropical-storms/hurricane-andrew-%281992%29-EVHST000062.topic">Hurricane Andrew</a> and fared well in 2004 in Vero Beach when hurricane winds hit more than 120 mph. It did not need re-staking or pruning. This slow-growing feather palm from Laos and Southeast Asia reaches about 10 feet and comes with single or multiple trunks. Very high wind tolerance.
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( handout / November 18, 2005 )

The best tree for wind tolerance in South Florida, it survived Hurricane Andrew and fared well in 2004 in Vero Beach when hurricane winds hit more than 120 mph. It did not need re-staking or pruning. This slow-growing feather palm from Laos and Southeast Asia reaches about 10 feet and comes with single or multiple trunks. Very high wind tolerance.

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