Fishtail Palms (Caryota Mitis) or fishtail palm hedges are a very popular choice in south florida to block out the nosy neighbor or traffic from the street as a popular hedge. These hedges that will eventually turn into palm trees offer great coverage and the fish tail (hence the name) looking leaves are very dense offering great privacy. Also refered to as Caryota Mitis Fishtails are clustering palms that grow dense and full providing you with a great hedge alternative. Being bug and pest resistant these palms make for great coverage and easy maintenance. They can be used as privacy screens and hedges, especially while they're young because they are full from top to bottom. The Fishtail palms or caryota mitis create a draping mass of deep green leaves among large trunks as they age still providing coverage. Lot homeowners opt for growing a fishtail in an area where they've been considering clumping bamboo or tiger grass bamboo because of their similarities. It won't spread as much or grow as fast as bamboo, but gives the same kind of tropical look and while offering great privacy. Fishtail Palms have been a wide hit in the landscape artisan/ professional world and in the common land owners taste who are looking to simple spice up their property with a gorgeous, simplistic ornamental plant, or maybe just find the best available hedge to protect their home and offer them the privacy they desire without breaking the bank. The Fishtail Palm is one of the best (considered by many) the best hedge plant available today, not only for its dense coverage, but also for its durability. If you’re true goal is to block out the nosy neighbors or the strangers from a sidewalk there is almost no better hedge than a Fishtail Palm one. It offers a quick solution as the growth rate for the Fishtail is 2.5-3 feet a year, and the width of the leaves and the overall diameter of the plant offers privacy coverage without gaps or see through spaces. Our Fishtail palms are also great because it is low maintenance, once fertilized here at Farm Networks you will not need to fertilize your new fishtail hedges for at least another year, as we use a special, slow release fertilizer that will continue to nourish your plants for an entire year. Trimming is very important to keep your fishtail palms healthy and full and recommended spacing are 2 feet apart for 7 gallon, 3 feet apart for 15 gallon and 4 feet apart in 25 gallon containers. Fishtails have become very adapted to our soil and love the south florida soil and weather, making them a very popular hedge from the palm beaches to coral gables and Miami.