E5. Royal Palm

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It has a single smooth gray trunk that is covered with scars from old leaves.  Dark green arching fronds emerge from a bright green crownshaft.  Pinnate, or feather-like, fronds grow up to 6-10ft long.  Fragrant, yellow flowers bloom in the summer.  Evergreen leaf-blades reaching 18 to 36 inches top a crown shaft that is long and green.  Purple to black half-inch fruits are showy but not edible.  The Royal Palm can get up to 60 – 70 ft tall and 5 -10 ft wide with a growth rate of around a foot each year.