Name, Growth Rate, Hardiness, and Size
of Cold Hardy Palms that can grow in NC
Needle Palm Slow -20 F Shrub ( RHAP HYSTRIX )
Sabal Minor Slow -5 F Shrub
Slow -5F Shrub
Windmill Palm Medium 0 F 25' +
Fan Medium 5 F Shrub CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS
Cabbage Palm Slow 7 F 40’+ SABAL
other names Swamp Palm, Sabal Palmetto, Sabal, Palmetto Palm
Sabal Palmetto Slow 7 F 40' +
Sabal Riverside Medium 7 F 40' +
Pindo Palm other names (Jelly) (Cocas)
Slow 8 F 20'
California Fan Palm Medium 8 F 50'
Cold Hardy Japanese Banana: MUSA BASJOO
*temperatures are in degrees Farenheit
Other Plants Plants That can be container grown in
Our area. But must be taken in during Winter.
Growth Rate Hardiness Size
1. King Sago Palm Slow 15 F Shrub (CYCAS REVOLUTA )
2. Bamboo Multiplex Fast 12 F 25'
The sago palm is not a true palm but rather a Cycas.
Our bamboo multiplex is Alphonse Karr and is a clumping non-invasive palm that is great
for screening. This is one of the few bamboos that doesn’t produce long runners that have given bamboo a bad name.