The majestic Bailey palm has a massive, concrete gray, pillar-like trunk that rivals the royal palm (Roystonea) in its size and grandeur. The trunk can be up to 24" in diameter and reach 40-50' in height. This unique palm has a large crown with dense and numerous fan shaped leaves that curve upward from the petiole (leaf stem). The leaves of Bailey palm are about 5' across, and have a thin waxy coating. Bailey palm is native to dry savanna and woodland areas of Cuba where several other members of the genus Copernicia also occur. Because of its size, symmetry, and majesty, the Bailey palm is best used in large formal settings, such as in pairs or rows to bracket an entrance or driveway.
In its native range, Bailey palm grows in poor soil and under dry conditions. Normally considered a slow grower, it responds exceptionally well to fertilization and moist, well drained soil. It likes bright, sunny conditions and does best in full sun. Bailey palm is highly tolerant of drought, but thrives in moist soil with good drainage and will grow faster if given rich soil, regular water and regular fertilizer. It is not salt tolerant and should not be suggested for seaside gardens.
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