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Fishtail palm trees feature compound leaves that reach staggeringly large sizes, as does the tree itself. The leaflets of these large leaves, each of which features ragged edges that resemble the back end of a fish, to the plant and subsequently any room or garden space it is in. Worth noting: Most varieties of clump-forming fishtail palm trees are good outdoor substitutes for invasive bamboo (the world’s fastest-growing plants).

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Fishtails are clustering palms that grow dense and full.

They can be used as privacy screens – especially while they’re young – and create a draping mass of deep green leaves among large trunks as they age.

Many homeowners opt for growing a fishtail in an area where they’ve been considering clumping bamboo.

It won’t spread as much or grow as fast as bamboo but gives the same kind of tropical look and privacy.