As an alternative to a garden filled with palm trees you might prefer two or three centrepieces to set off your lawn. Here you’ll probably want something big and/or striking to create an impression.
Below are some suggestions:
The Jelly palm (Butia capitata) for it’s beautiful blue-grey-silver leaves.
The Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) as a striking rival to the common Canary Island date palm.
The Skyduster palm (Washingtonia robusta) if you want height quickly.
The Chinese Fan palm (Livistona chinensis) for its massive undivided leaves.
A cluster of several Chinese Windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) if you’ve a dark or cool garden.
The Mediterranean Fan palm (Chamaerops humilis) if you’ve a Spanish Villa.
The Majesty palm (Ravenea rivularis) for its tropical grace.
The Fishtail palm (Caryota maxima) for rapid growth and something completely different from your neighbours.
The Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea microspadix) for smaller gardens and a tropical feel.
The Giant White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai) for its banana-like leaves and toughness.