Palms are common
in Florida, California, Arizona, Texas and many
other states. The different localities use Palms
and tropical plants to make beautiful custom landscapes.
Palm enthusiasts in locations further North can
still enjoy the tropical beauty of landscape Palms
with winter cold hardy Palm Trees. The care and
winter protection you provide for your Palms play
a major role in how far North certain Palm species
For information on
Palms growing further North, the Cold Hardy Palm Tree section will provide useful
information on Palms that can tolerate below freezing
winter cold and if you take appropriate winter precautions
Palms can grow as far North as Michigan. Palm enthusiasts
keep pushing the envelope growing Palms in colder
climates. The Palm Tree pictures section shows excellent images
of cold hardy Palm Species.
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In the Palm Tree Types / Species Comparison, you can
find information on a specific Palm Species expected
height at maturity, hardiness zone common for the
palm, growth rate, soil and light requirements,
leaf style - those that have palmate or fan-shaped
leaves; and those that have pinnate, or feather-shaped
leaves -, and physical characteristics.
can be temperamental and education is critical so
there is a large section on Palm Tree Care Advice with a strong emphasis about the
species but the majority of the site is aimed at
cold hardy Palm Trees and the information and pictures
are easily digestable.
Sun Palm Trees' web
site is meant to assist Palm Tree enthusiasts throughout
the United States including Florida, North Texas (Dallas),
Houston, California, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Alabama, Georgia and states much further North where
cold hardy Palm Trees can be grown with the proper
planting and care especially through the cold winter
Palm tree installation
begins with the choosing of the palms that would
work best for your landscape and your budget. There
are thousands of different kinds of palms from large
to small, but the most popular ones are the ones
we focus on.
The following Palm
Tree are majestic looking and handle the cold better
than other Palm species. You can click on the name
to go directly to its information page. The Cold Hardy Palm
Trees for Colder Climates provides advice on
how to care for your Palm in marginal growing environments
and identifies Palms considered to be cold hardy.
The following Palm are described in detail:
In the Palm Care and
Advice section we address Palm Trees Frequently Asked Questions and you
can read information about Selecting a Palm Tree,
the Cold Hardy Zone System, growing Cold Hardy Palms
in marginal climate zones and planting Palms. We
also have extensive coverage on the USDA Plant Hardiness
Zones. We identify what the cold hardiness zone
maps are, Palm Trees Cold Hardy Zones Maps Descriptions,
and the different zones across North America, Cold Hardy
Zones Maps. Palm Trees successful growth in
colder winter areas depend on the cold hardiness
of the particular types of Palms, the growing micro-environment
and of course your care.
Palm photos are located
throughout the site. The Palm photo galleries can
be viewed at the Cold Hardy Palm
Trees Pictures section. Below are links to Palm Tree image galleries.
Below are 12 common
types of Palms that grow in North America. There
are many factors that determine the successful planting
and maintaining of a species. Microclimates and
and other environmental factors determine if a garden
or landscape hardy palm will survive in hardiness
zones lower than the USDA recommends. Palm tree
protected by other trees and shrubs will tolerate
the cold winter environment easier than if exposed
to the full force of the winter cold. How it handles
the winter is partially predetermined by the palm
itself: its age, its height, its slight hereditary
differences selected out over time by the conditions
of its environment, and the health at the time of
a winter cold snap.
Trees suggests to always verify a particular
Palm species can be successfully grown in your region
and particular micro-climate prior to Purchase.
Ensure you have the proper winter protection for
the cold winter months and talk to your palm grower
or specialist. Doing a Google search for individuals
successfully growing Palms in your area may give
you some good pointers.
True Date Palms
The "edible" or Date Palm Tree makes
for spectacular landscaping large areas.
The True Date reaches heights of 100'.
Canary Island Date Palms
Canary Island Dates are massive, tough and
durable. It has a leaf scar pattern on the
trunk which adds to the impressive look.
Texas Sabal Palms
(Sabal texana, mexicana)
Use the Texas
Sabal in formal groupings, as a lawn tree,
in large-scale plantings and as that special
Buying Information for Sabals
Mediterranean Fan Palms
Also called the European Fan Palm this versatile, cold hardy and beautiful. With the fan leaves trimmed up to clear the trunk it makes a beautiful specimen Palm - a delightful natural sculpture to grace your patio or entryway.
California Fan Palms
The largest native palm of the continental United States as well as the only western species, it is also known as "Desert-palm"
Windmill Palm Tree
Windmill Fan Palms are one of the hardiest in cultivation. They have a distinct look with the trunk covered by dark brown fibers.
Pindo Palm Tree
The Pindo is the hardiest Feather leaf palm in wide cultivation. The species are extremely variable in nature with differences in height, leaf colors and trunk thickness.
Sago Palm are actually Cycads or plants. It is not a true Palm but commonly associated as one.
Mexican Fan Palm
Mexican Fan Palm is very drought and salt tolerant once established. Adapted
to a wide range of soil types, and climates.
Queen Palm Tree
Tall and graceful with leafy fronds, this palm gives landscapes a tropical look. Very showy, especially when clumped.
Beautiful compact, very hardy, and can be grown as far north as USDA zone 6. Probably the hardiest palm species in the world
Saw Palmetto Palm
Very old Saw Palmetto can grow trunks above the ground several feet tall capped by a rosette of exotic fans of palm leaves.
Palm Tree Information
We hope you find the information and pictures of the Palm species useful. Tropical plant and Palm hobbyists are growing Palms in marginal climates now. You can just look at all the Palm Tree Discussion Boards across the country and many focus on the Northern US.
Please contact us regarding any recommendations/suggestions about the site.