King Palm Row
King Palms

King Palm

Archontophoenix alexandrae

  • Extremely durable specimens built to thrive in the desert climate
  • Custom grown to be extra hardy in heat or cold!
  • Thicker trunks, fuller crowns and loves full sun
  • Most popular palm in Southern California 
Full Sun
Hardiness Zones:
9 - 11
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Its multi-colored trunk, clean appearance, and dark green fronds have made the King Palm, a popular choice for homeowners in Southern California.

When it comes to color, the King Palm is one of the best palm tree varieties for Southern California. The trunk is smooth with a lime-green crown shaft, which is a collection of leaf bases of the plant all wrapped around one another. As the King Palm grows the oldest fronds pull away from the trunk exposing the brown trunk with growth rings. At the top, dark-green palm fronds rarely drop below the crown shaft adding a rich color that makes the lime-green crown shaft pop. If you need even more color, the King Palm also produces seasonal eye-catching flowers that bloom in purple with a white undertone.

King Palms are some of the best palms to plant around pools, in tropical landscape designs, or as focal points in front of a home for a 'wow' factor. As the King Palm develops, it does produce a great canopy of shade. Native to Queensland tropical rainforests in Australia, the King Palm is a slow-growing palm that requires minimal maintenance. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we grow our King Palms in full sun in our local climate. We also grow our King Palms from exceptional seeds and this process allows us to offer the best King Palms in Southern California. Our King Palms are extremely hardy, drought-resistant, and require minimal water.

When it comes to King Palms, be sure to visit Moon Valley nurseries and ask about a free design consultation.

Every time a plant is watered, the soil should be thoroughly saturated to a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet and at least as wide as a tree well. Very slow and deep watering is always recommended. During periods of extreme heat, we advise at least 1 additional time per week of watering for all varieties. For periods of heavy rain (1/2” or more) adjust accordingly by possibly skipping a watering session for that time.



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Sarah Wells

I bought 2 King palms from Moon Valley Nurseries, and will for sure be going back to buy more! Overall my experience was amazing, the delivery and planting day went extremely well! My new palms are thriving and looking greener than ever. Thank you Moon Valley Nurseries!


Dana C

I bought 7 king palm trees with pink cordyline and sweet lavender. It transformed my backyard to a beautiful oasis! My backyard patio and pool area is ready for a staycation. Plus, I have to thank the planting crew! They were excellent and sooo professional. Respecting all CDC requirements. Thank you!


Chuck M

I have a backyard with a hard slope in the backyard. I planted 12 of these on this slope and they look really good and even provide some much needed shade from my south facing backyard. With the addition of other smaller palms and plants, it has really helped with the erosion issues I was having.


Mark W.

I love these palms. Moon Valley Nurseries grows the best King Palms available, anywhere. I planted 8 of these around my backyard patio and pool area. They have been growing great over the last 5 months and they've added so much more to my landscape then I could even imagine. I also planted some great pygmy palms as well and these look beautiful as well.



These King Palms are so beautiful. They add texture and style to my landscape and just make it so enjoyable to relax in. Had 8 of these planted along with other trees a few months ago and they have just flourished in my yard. These palms are planted with the Piru Queen Palms, Pygmy Date Palms, and some Hollywood hedges and I love them. Thank you Moon Valley!



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