All of us at Cotleur & Hearing sincerely hope that everyone weathered Hurricane Irma well and made it through with minimal or no damage to yourselves or your homes. Many of you probably have at least some damage to landscape, particularly palms and trees.
This month we are featuring the aptly named Hurricane palm, or Princess palm. This pretty palm has large, long, feathery fronds and is slow growing. It is native to the Mascarene Islands, west of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, but is almost extinct in its natural habitat. These palms prefer warm humid air and don’t tolerate drought well, which makes them perfect for South Florida. They are well suited for strong winds and the salt air. Consider the Hurricane palm if you are in need of a new palm for your home or office landscape. Stay safe the rest of hurricane season 2017!