These palm trees are ideal for colder climates!
Here is a quick summary with links! More information is provided about each species below!
- Trachycarpus fortunei — 10°F (-12°C)
- Chamaerops humilis — 12°F (-11°C)
- Brahea armata — 15°F (-9°C)
- Butia capitata, Butia odorata — 15°F (-9°C)
- Butiagrus nabonnandii X — 16°F (-9°C)
- Arenga engleri — 18°F (-8°C)
- Livistona australis — 18°F (-8°C)
- Livistona chinensis — 20°F (-7°C)
- Rhapis excelsa — 22°F (-6°C)
- Syagrus romanzoffiana — 22°F (-6°C)
Trachycarpus fortunei — 10°F (-12°C)
Trachycarpus fortunei appears similar to the Chamaerops humilis, but it has solitary trunks instead of growing in a clumping habit. It also has a furrier trunk than the Chamaerops species. Fertilize with magnesium for best results.
Chamaerops humilis — 12°F (-11°C)
Chamaerops humilis is a durable palm that tolerates poor soil and high winds. It clumps readily, though we do grow some singles. The trunk maintains a furry thatch, and the leaves are palmate, ranging from green to blue. It is easy to deroot, and transplants easily. This palm requires well draining soil and grows quickly in desert climates.
Brahea armata — 15°F (-9°C)
Brahea armata is a slow growing palm from Mexico. It has grey palmate leaves, reminiscent of Bismarckia nobilis, but with thinner leaflets. This desert palm grows best in full sun and high heat, and it tolerates drought well once established. Like most desert plants, this tree is armed with thorns that line the petiole of the leaves. The inflorescence is bright yellow and hangs up to 20', changing the complexion of the plant and adding a gorgeous burst of color.
Butia capitata, Butia odorata — 15°F (-9°C)
Butia capitata is one of heartiest feather palms. It has grey, pinnate leaves and thrives in the desert. We carry singles and doubles of this species, and it deroots and transplants easily.
Butiagrus nabonnandii X — 16°F (-9°C)
Butiagrus nabonnandii is a intergenus hybrid of Butia capitata and Syagrus romanzoffiana. It embodies the best of each species, with lush pinnate leaves and an extreme tolerance for cold weather. Fertilize this palm with micronutrients for best health.
Arenga engleri — 18°F (-8°C)
This feathery palm grows quickly with regular fertilizer. Producing three to five 8 ft leaves per year and spreading in clumps up to 16 ft, this palm makes a terrific screening element. Arenga engleri is considered one of best landscape palms because of its olive green to grey foliage and lush tropical appearance. It thrives in moist soil with good drainage and has a low salt tolerance. It is diecious, producing both male and female flowers, though it also reproduces through clumping offsets. The species is considered monocarpic, meaning the flowering trunk will die, but the other surrounding trunks will continue to flourish. The flowers smell incredible, but beware that the fruit is poisonous. This palm is sensitive to derooting, so contact us in advance if you would like to include one of these incredible specimen to your landscape project.
Livistona australis — 18°F (-8°C)
Livistona australis are unique decorative palms with dark green leaves and wide trunks. The trunks can be left with thatch or cleaned to show the scarred texture where generations of leaves have separated. These plants thrive in the heat, but do not tolerate wind well. All palms in the genera Livistona require about two months to de-root without shocking the plant.
Livistona chinensis — 20°F (-7°C)
Livistona chinensis are unique decorative palms with palmate leaves that terminate in drooping, ribbon-like leaflets. The leaves are light green on top, and have a bluish tint from below. Because of their still petioles and open head these palms have a large, full canopy. These slow growing plants can reach heights of 40' over a period of 20 years. The trunks can be left with thatch or cleaned to show the scarred texture where generations of leaves have separated. These plants thrive in the heat, but do not tolerate wind well. All palms in the genera Livistona require about two months to de-root without shocking the plant.
Rhapis excelsa — 22°F (-6°C)
Rhapis excelsa is a clumping, bamboo like palm with thin, hairy trunks and palmate leaves attached by wirey petioles. The leaflets on it's palmate leaves are larger than its cousin Rhapis humilis, with each leaf splitting into 5-9 leaflets. It makes for a good houseplant, growing well in containers and low light conditions.
Syagrus romanzoffiana — 22°F (-6°C)
The Queen Palm is the most common garden palm for home owners. It has lush pinnate leaves and smooth grey trunks. We grow single and multi's of this luxurious plant.