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Creating Privacy with Areca Palm Hedging

Creating Privacy with Areca Palm Hedging

Whether you’re looking to define garden areas, property boundaries, or just feel the need for variety that steers away from classic boxwood hedges, Areca Palm Hedging is the way to go. Palm trees don’t always spring to mind when it comes to hedging solutions, but these tropical beauties make for excellent privacy screens and bring a sunny, laid-back vibe to your outdoor space. In addition to providing privacy and delineation, larger palm trees can double as accents or feature pieces and add focal interest to the setting.

Why Areca Palm for Hedging?

One of the most popular houseplants used for creating bright interiors, Areca Palm trees have recently gained popularity as efficient privacy screens. With smooth, golden-hued trunks that are reminiscent of bamboo clumps, Areca Palm trees consist of long feathery fronds that give it a lush and full look that help in shielding the space from onlookers. Best suited for warmer climates, preferring Zone 10 and up, Areca Palm trees are bold and beautiful and attract the right kind of attention.

Maintenance Requirements


Areca Palm hedging requires bright, filtered sunlight, but they are also known to tolerate full sun. Because severe sunlight conditions can turn the foliage yellow, it is recommended that the hedges are shielded from strong afternoon sun.


Areca Palm hedging flourish in rich, slightly acidic soil with a very good drainage system. To improve porousness and to lower the pH of the soil, amending soil with sand and peat moss may be required.


Newly planted hedges require frequent watering as they are establishing root systems. However, Areca Palm trees are sensitive to overwatering and cannot tolerate being waterlogged or sitting in a water-saturated potting mix. Also, make sure that you use distilled water or collected rainwater since they are sensitive to fluoridated water.

Temperature and Humidity

Areca Palm trees do well in average temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit and can tolerate outdoor temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Sudden cold bursts can cause dark spots to the leaves.

Outdoor Artificial Areca Palm Tree Hedges

Since Areca Palm trees do require a fair bit of maintenance and cannot tolerate neglect, one can opt for outdoor artificial Areca Palm Tree Hedges that can withstand harsh sunlight, rain, snow and wind without fading. Delightful alternatives to their real counterpart and common hedging plants, Areca Palm tree hedges make for striking additions to any garden and will add year-round appeal and color. Available in a range of sizes from 5 feet to 25 feet, a mix of different heights can be customized to shield views or to mark property boundaries.