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Old Yesterday, 08:37 PM
Location: Florida
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What is the ideal size of palm trees in landscaping?
Consider lot dimensions, house architecture and dimensions.
The landscaping should decorate the architecture, not hide or replace it.

Some places I have seen front yard palm trees taller than the width of the lot or multiple times taller than the house. Other places the palm trees have the same or slightly lower height than the house.

In my case, I am debating between Queen palms or foxtail palms for my front yard. There would be a pair.
My lot is a half acre, 110ft wide, house is single story but has 18ft ceiling in the front entrance area with a big arch above the front door with 2 columns that supposed to be seen from the street. Have big 30yo oak trees on each side of the lot.
The queen palms would quickly grow taller than the lower edge of the roof (so not block any view of the architecture), but they might grow too tall and out of proportion.

Ho do you chose tree or palm tree height for your lot and architecture?
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Old Today, 01:10 AM
Location: Meridian Township, MI
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Strongly advise hiring a landscape designer. It was $750 for us, money well spent. They will advise what to avoid, and what works well with the proportions of your lot and house.
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