Dwarf palm trees generally refer to smaller palms like Areca’s, Christmas Palms and Banana Trees. These palms are great when you need a tree that doesn’t obstruct a view or just aesthetically prefer a shorter tree. It is important to note that most people consider short to be a palm that when planted in the ground doesn’t get over 15 to 20 feet at maturity. In contrast, tall is considered more than 30 feet to 40 feet. This doesn’t however, take into consideration utilizing indoor planters that may dwarf the palm or create a bonsai type plant.

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