Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Needle palm, porcupine palm, hedgehog palm, blue palmetto

Palm Tree Care and Names, How to grow palms

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 Rhapidophyllum hystrix photo





Gulf States, U.S.

Cold Hardiness: 

The most cold hardy of any palms! Probably will tolerate less than zero degrees F.

Trunk type:

Rough and hairy

Leaf type:

Fan, sort of like a large Rhapis





Speed of growth:

Slow to medium


Somewhat dwarf, probably up to about 7 feet overall, perhaps slightly taller

Soil requirements:


Sun Requirements:

Full sun or filtered light; adaptable.

General Description:

A nice clustering fan palm with interesting needles and hair on the trunk.  Very cold hardy.  Easy to grow.  Looks best in a bit of shade.

Other Notes:

Good for your blizzard loving growers.  For other Cold Hardy Palms, see article

Further Data:


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