Too many palms?
We have a palm garden in our front yard, planted by the previous owner, and now that we're looking into it, we're concerned about whether it's overplanted. The area is about 8 ft by 10 ft. This is what's planted:
giant bird of paradise
California fan palm
I think these plants are probably around 5 years old, give or take. The king palm is closest to the house, about 7 feet. The giant bird of paradise is about 4 feet from the driveway. And the pygmy date is right next to the driveway.
The fan palm, bird of paradise and the ferns all look good. The sago and the philodendron not so much.
The king and the BOP are both about 12-15 feet tall.
We've already decided to remove the fan palm and the ferns , and now we're wondering what else, if anything, we should remove. Our concerns are whether roots will damage the driveway, or whether they'll choke each other out.
We also want to plant a citrus here since it's the only place on our property that gets enough sun.
Would love to hear opinions!