This is a very popular street or specimen tree. Roystonea palms can grow (about a foot a year) to 50-80 feet tall and can have a spread of 15-25 feet. The royal palm has a beautiful cement gray trunk and a dynamic bright green crown shaft, with long and gently drooping, lush feathery fronds. Flowers are fragrant. The florida royal palm is native to the cypress swamps of south florida and is not particular about soil. They prefer full sun and plenty of water to look their best. Royal palms are recommended for frost-free areas and can survive short cold spells down to 26 f. Can be grown in containers as a patio or house plant for some time. Best suited to well-drained acidic soils. Highly alkaline soils should be avoided.