Cold Hardy Palm

Cold Hardy Palm

While palm trees may not be the norm in cooler climates, that doesn’t mean that locating something tropical for your landscape is impossible. Palmco, one of the largest palm plantations in the nation, can provide you with a cold-hardy palm tree that will suit your needs.

Palmco specializes in growing Florida Fancy (FF) grade palms, primarily for planting zones in the southeastern U.S., and is dedicated to providing landscapers, landscape architects, and other wholesale buyers with stunning specimens at reasonable prices.

Using Palms in Landscaping

There are a variety of ways to use palms in your landscaping. You will love them as specimen plants. In this capacity, they can be used effectively as centerpieces—they are elegant, attention-grabbing, and beautiful.

Palms can also be used as accents. Whether big or small, they can be used to accent a space or work with an existing centerpiece. This is one of their strengths.

Palms are wonderful for privacy as well. Because of their height and the density of their leaves, they act as great screens, fences, and borders. A line of palms can divide or outline a property and make a statement at the same time.

Finding A Cold Hardy Palm

Most palms dislike frost and freezing weather. Exposing them for any length of time to cold temperatures will weaken the tree and make it vulnerable to pests and diseases.

One of our favorite bold and beautiful palms, the Canary Palm, is a great example of a cold-hardy palm; it can tolerate lows into the 20s, including frosts, with no visible damage.

The Pindo Palm is one of the most cold-hardy palms in the world. It can survive in climates as low as Zone 8a, which means that it can tolerate temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that it can be used farther north than almost any other palm.

The Windmill Palm is the king of cold-hardy palms. It can survive in very low temperatures—as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit—and is rated for Zones as cold as 7B. This beautiful, iconic palm is a slow grower, only one foot a year, but it reaches heights of up to 25 feet.

From the mid-elevation ranges of the Mediterranean region, the cold-hardy European Fan Palm is widely adaptable to a broad range of soil and climate conditions and does well in zones 8A to 11. It has fan-shaped leaves and produces pretty little yellow flowers in the spring.

When choosing the perfect palm tree for your residential development, resort hotel, golf course or avenue plantings, you will find beautiful cold-hardy specimens at Palmco in many sizes and heights.

If you are looking for an attention-grabbing but cold-hardy palm, get in touch with Palmco to explore the many options. Feel free to contact us for more information Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, at (239) 283-1329.