Growing Zones: 4-8 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉)
This plant is perfect for your area!
- Mature Height:
- 20-30 ft. at 10 years
- Mature Width:
- 5-10 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Cocos nucifera Linn
- Does Not Ship To:
Delicious Coconuts, Home-Grown
Why Coconut Palm Trees?
Large, savory coconuts make the Coconut Palm one of the most popular varieties in the world. Plus, they'll grow outdoors as well as they do inside a container, making it possible to grow your own coconuts, even if you live up North.
You can place your Coconut Palm outside on warm, sunny days, and bring it indoors during the colder months. Before you know it, you'll have tons of large coconuts with soft, creamy flesh and rich coconut milk.
Coconut Palms arrive growing out of a coconut, which sits on top of their container for a unique, tropical look. Eventually, they grow into a mature palm with beautiful, ringed gray bark and a large crown filled with fronds that are covered with bright green leaflets.
And because they grow to about 3 to 4 feet tall in a container, they will fit perfectly inside your home, on your porch or patio. They will also grow indoors without making a fuss in low-light conditions. But no matter where you plant, Coconut Palms are tough, low-maintenance trees that have a high heat and drought tolerance and wind resistance.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
When you grow your own coconuts at home, you’ll save time and money and have a fresh, healthful snack, right in your backyard. A snack that’s delicious when eaten raw or added to your favorite recipes.
And when you order your Coconut Palm from Fast Growing Trees, you get these benefits plus the promise of healthy, faster growth. We've planted, grown and shipped your Coconut Palm with care...now, you reap the rewards with a better root system, fuller results, and faster growth.
All you have to do is plant your tree and enjoy your fresh coconuts. Order a few of your own today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Came as promised. planted in pot and seems to be doing OK.
Great ordering experience
I called the customer service line to ask a question, and they employees were very helpful and friendly. I ordered a coconut tree, and it arrived looking beautiful. After a few months in our atrium, it's still looking great!
Love the tree great shape when I received it . Thank you
It came healthy and well packaged. I have been carefully getting it acclimated to the current weather here and should be able to transplant it into the ground in a few days. It has not shown any signs of stress from shipping and is starting to show signs of a new frond coming out of the main stalk in addition to the ones that were already on it.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: First, select an area with well-drained soil and proper sunlight (about 4 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily).
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're container-planting, choose a container that is 1 to 2 times larger than the pot that the plant initially arrived in. Use a quality acidic potting medium such as a palm or citrus mix. Partially fill the container part way, position the palm and fill the remainder leaving a slight space from the rim of the pot. Choose a location on the patio, backyard, or front/side of the house providing it will receive full to partial sun.
Finally, water until it begins to flow through the bottom drainage holes.
2. 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 the soil is moist, or you see it escaping the drainage holes for potted plants, then stop. If there is still moisture present, leave it be until it dries a bit more.
3. Fertilizing: You can apply palm fertilizers that contain specific nutrients best suited for palms, or use a balanced fertilizer, such as an 8-8-8 formula, for quicker growth in spring and summer.
4. 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 with a sharp pair of sterilized pruners.
FGT Tip: To avoid yellowing and maintain a healthy shade of green coloring, feed your tree a few spoons of Epsom salt or a fertilizer that contains nutrients like manganese, which will prevent the yellowing and shriveling of the fronds.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|