How Cold Hardy Are Mediterranean Fan Palm Trees?

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

9 Incredibly Hardy Palm Trees For Zone 8

If you live in a zone 8 climate, then you live in an area that has the potential to dip into the low teens during the winter months. Surprisingly enough, there are a number of palm trees for zone 8 climates that not only will survive these chilly temperatures, but will need little to no … Read more

How To Fertilize Palm Trees For Maximum Results

When choosing a palm tree, 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 and light requirements, size and cost. While these are obviously important in keeping your palm healthy, many people forget that palms also need … Read more

3 Awesome Palm Trees For Zone 7

Years ago if someone had told me that there were palm trees that could survive single digit temperatures and survive, 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

What Is a Sabal Palm?

I don’t like Sabal palms. At least that’s what I thought a few years back after starting my research on cold hardy palms. They didn’t seem as visually appealing to me as other types and personally just looked like large, shrubby weeds. After stumbling across some different types of Sabals online, I realized that there … Read more

Pindo Palm Trees and Why You Should Own One

Known by its species name, Butia Capitata, the pindo palm is said to be the second most cold hardy of the pinnate palm species next to the Jubaea Chilensis (Chilean Wine Palm). Pindo palm trees are originally native to many parts of South America, including Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina and have thrived very well in … Read more

Growing Windmill Palm Trees

When it comes to cold hardy palms, the windmill palm (trachycarpus fortunei) is one of the most popular ones out there. What makes them so sought after is their versatility to grow in a wide range of climate zones, low maintenance and their resistance to disease and pests. Native to China and Japan, the windmill … Read more

Can Palm Trees Survive Cold Weather?

Growing up I would see palm trees on movies, TV shows and while traveling to different states on summer vacations. In every situation, the location was always in places like California, Florida or the deserts of Arizona. All warm places with lots of sun and well-tanned folks walking around in shorts and flip-flops. This became … Read more