9 Cold Hardy Palm Trees For the Desert

Palm Trees for the Desert- California Fan Palm

If you live in a desert climate then you are aware that temperature swings are pretty normal, especially at higher elevations. Many times these areas will only plant a few species of palms at most, but are there other types you can try?  Absolutely! There are several proven cold hardy palm trees for the desert … Read more

8 Popular Hardy Palm Trees For Small Gardens

Palm Trees for Small Gardens- Pygmy Date Palm

Just like many other types of trees out there, palm trees can be large, small or somewhere in between, but what if you live in colder areas? Are there also cold hardy palm trees for small gardens? Luckily for folks with limited space, there are quite a few cold hardy palms that will stay smaller … Read more

How Cold Hardy Are Mediterranean Fan Palm Trees?

How Cold Hardy Are Mediterranean Fan Palm Trees?- Mediterranean Fan Palm

Known as the most naturally occurring northern growing palm on the planet, the Mediterranean Fan palm or European Fan palm is a versatile, drought tolerant palm that is a perfect choice for climates ranging from cool Mediterranean to dry, desert areas. They are a smaller, more compact choice for folks that have limited space and … Read more

The Washingtonia Robusta vs Filifera Compared

One of the most recognizable palms on the planet would have to be Washingtonia palms. The Washingtonia Robusta and Washingtonia Filifera are the two commonly cultivated varieties in the Washingtonia genus and can be found growing from the gulf coast to the desert southwest. They offer great diversity due to their location tolerance, physical characteristics … Read more

9 Incredibly Hardy Palm Trees For Zone 8

Palm Trees for Zone 8- Chilean Wine Palm

If you live in a zone 8 climate, then you live in an area that can potentially dip into the low teens. Surprisingly, there are palm trees for zone 8 climates that can survive these chilly temperatures with little to no winter protection! Here are 9 common cold hardy options for your landscape… Brahea Armata … Read more

The Silver Bismarck Palm Tree – A Cold Hardy Giant!

Silver Bismarck Palm Tree

Until a few years ago, I had no idea that the Silver Bismarck palm tree existed. I learned of this unique species while researching cold hardy palm trees and was shocked that a palm as striking and tropical in appearance could take temps below freezing. While it isn’t one of the most cold hardy, it … Read more

How To Fertilize Palm Trees For Maximum Results

How To Fertilize Palm Trees- Palm Fronds

When it comes to palm tree care, one of the most important elements of keeping your tree healthy is one of the most overlooked. Most people check the common things like zone tolerance, water, light requirements, size, and cost. While these are obviously important in keeping your palm tree healthy, many people forget that palms … Read more

3 Awesome Palm Trees For Zone 7

Palm Trees for Zone 7- Windmill Palm in Snow

Years ago if someone had told me that there were palm trees that could survive temperatures into the single digits, I would have thought they were nuts. Maybe they could take a light frost or a slight dip below freezing for a couple of hours, but 25-30 degrees below the freezing mark? I don’t think … Read more

Pindo Palm Trees and Why You Should Own One

Pindo Palm Trees- Pindo Palm in South Carolina

Pindo palm trees have become a staple in many cold hardy palm collections. They are tropical in appearance, adaptable to many climate types and easy to care for. Let’s take a closer look at this palm and see if it is a good fit for your climate. What Is It? Known by its genus name … Read more