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Serving Atlantic Seaboard customers from Florida to Long Island


Cold Hardy Palms

Several varieties of palms grow quite well in the colder regions of the Southeast as well as into the coastal regions of New Jersey and New York. With proper selection, placement and occasional care, your garden can have that tropical feel. Cooper-Payne Tree Farms has a large selection of cold hardy palms and can provide you with the installation and maintenance as well. We specialize in mature and large specimen palm trees. Let our landscape design specialists help you create a unique tropical landscape design. Whether you need one plant are a semi-load we can meet all your cold hardy palm needs.

Cold Hardy Palms

Windmill Palms :: Pindo Palms :: Washingtonia Filifera Palms :: Cabbage Palms :: Needle Palms :: Mediterranean Fan Palms :: Sabal Minor Palms :: Texas Sabal Palms :: Canary Island Date Palms :: Phoenix Robellini Palms :: Sago Palms

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Windmill Palms

Native to the Himalayan Regions, this palm has a reputation of being one of the world's hardiest palms. Cooper-Payne has a large selection of Windmill Palms ranging from 3 foot to 25 foot of clear trunk. (clear trunk before the fronds start).

Windmill palms are generally considered cold hardy to a temperature of about zero degrees Fahrenheit.

Location: Well drained soil in sun or shade

Hardiness: Thought to be hardy generally to about 0°F

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Crane installation of an 80-year-old Windmill Palm in North Carolina.

A matching pair is currently available -- Call for best pricing!

Photo of large specimen Windmill Palm.

A 10-foot Windmill Palm.

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6-foot Windmill Palm.

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9-foot double-trunked Windmill Palm.

15-foot Windmill Palm.

 

Windmill Palm, 5.5-foot clear trunk.

9-foot Windmill Palm.

 

6-foot Windmill Palm.

 

Double Windmill Palm, 12' & 9' trunks.

 

Windmill Palm, 14' ready for shipment.


Pindo Palms

Also called Butia Palm.

This native of the frost prone regions of South America does quite well in colder areas with proper placement and occasional protection. Being the most cold-hardy of the Feather Palms, this beauty with its greenish-blue fronds can be quite the standout in a landscape. Cooper-Payne has a large selection of Pindos ranging from shrub size to 20+ foot of CT (clear trunk) before the fronds start.

Location: Well drained soil in sunny southern exposure. Protection from Western Winds a plus.

Hardiness: Thought to be hardy generally to about 7° F. It is recommended you provide protection for temperatures below 15°.

Photo of 75-year-old Pindo Palm

75-year-old Pindo Palm.

Photo of 24-foot Pindo Palm

24-foot Pindo Palm, approximately 75 years old. Call for best pricing!


Washingtonia Filifera Palms

Also called California Desert Palm.

This native of California is thought to be the hardiest of the fan palms. Thought to be hardy to about 15°.

Location: Well drained soil in sunny southern exposure. Protection from Western Winds a plus.

Hardiness: Thought to be hardy generally to about 15° F. It is recommended you provide protection for temperatures below 20°.

 

Photo of 75-year-old Pindo Palm

12-foot Washingtonia Filifera (California Desert) Palm at our North Carolina farm.

Washingtonia Robusta Palms

Also called Mexican Fan Palm.

This native of Mexico is well planted throughout California and is used in the Southeast in the warmer areas. Extremely fast growing. Hardy to about 20°.

Location: Well drained soil in sunny southern exposure. Protection from Western Winds a plus.

Hardiness: Thought to be hardy generally to about 20° F. It is recommended you provide protection for temperatures below 20°.

 


Cabbage Palms

Also known as a Sabal Palmetto.

As the state tree of Florida and South Carolina and with abundant plantings in Eastern North Carolina, most folks are familiar with this Southern favorite. Though less cold-hardy in colder areas, Sabals can succeed with proper placement and some Winter protection. Cooper-Payne Tree Farms has a wide selection of pot grown Sabals which virtually eliminates transplant shock and provides you with a growing tree with a fully developed root system more suitable for colder climate transplanting.

Location: well drained soil in sunny southern exposure. Protection from Western Winds a plus

Hardiness: thought to be hardy generally to about 7° F. After establishment, trees have been known to handle occasional bouts of much colder temperatures

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15-foot Cabbage Palm, rerooted and reheaded.

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Cabbage Palm being readied for delivery and installation..

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Grove of Cabbage Palms at our farm.

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January 2012 planting of Cabbage Palms in North Carolina


Needle Palms

Thought to be the hardiest palm in existence, the Needle Palm maintains itself as a small shrub palm and does well in either sun or shade.

Location: Well drained soil in sun or shade location

Hardiness: Thought to be hardy generally to about minus 10°F

Photo of 6-foot Needle Palm

6-foot Needle Palm.

Photo of 5 foot Needle Palm


Mediterranean Fan Palms

The only palm native to Europe. Mediterranean Fan Palm requires location against a southern-faced wall with protection for Western Winds. It is recommended to provide protection when temperatures are lower than 15°F.

Location: well drained soil against a Southern wall

Hardiness: thought to be hardy generally to about 8° but can receive burn at about 12-15 degrees sometimes

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Multi-trunk Mediterranean Fan Palm.


Sabal Minor Palms

Native to the Southeastern United States from North Carolina to Texas, this dwarf Palm tops out at about 6 foot. One of the hardiest palms, this palm is considered hardy to about 5 below zero.

Location: Sun or shade. likes lots of water

Hardiness: thought to be hardy generally to about minus 5° F.

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Sabal Minor Palms (in the foreground) in this Chapel Hill, North Carolina, garden. (This garden was featured on HGTV.)

Photo of Sabal Minor Palms in landscape design

5-foot Sabal Minor Palm.


Texas Sabal Palms

Native to Texas, and a close relative of the Cabbage Palm, this rare palm reportedly has better cold tolerance than the Cabbage Palm. We are one of the few farms to have this palm available.

Location: Sun or shade. likes lots of water

Hardiness: thought to be hardy generally to about 5° F.

Photo of Sabal Minor Palms in landscape design

12,000 lb Texas Sabal in center of photo.

Photo of Sabal Minor Palms in landscape design

15-foot Texas Sabal Palm at our NC tree farm.


Canary Island Date Palms

Hardy along the warmer coastal regions of South Carolina southward, this palm can be grown in colder climates with winter protection.

Location: Sunny location

Hardiness: thought to be hardy generally to about 15° F. Requires Winter Protection where temperatures drop below 20°F.

Photo of a Canary Island Date Palm

A 12-foot Canary Island Date Palm with 2 feet of clear trunk.


Phoenix Robellini Palms

Phoeix Robellini is great to use in the colder climates as a summer annual. During the winter, these palms should brought inside.

Photo of a Canary Island Date Palm

A 7-foot Phoenix Robellini Palm with 3 feet of clear trunk.

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A massing of Phoenix Robellini Palms at this North Carolina lakeside property. Plants will be greenhoused during the winter.


Sago Palms

Hardy in Zone 8 southward, the Sago Palm is one of the favorite palms for landscapers. These palms will also live in colder zones with minimal protection.

Location: Sunny location

Hardiness: thought to be hardy generally to about 15° F. Requires Winter Protection where temperatures drop below 15°F.

Photo of a Canary Island Date Palm

6-foot Sago Palm, approximately 50 years old. Call for best pricing!


Cold Hardy Bananas

This clump of Cold Hardy Bananas freezes back to the ground every year. This clump was photographed in October 2009 in Central North Carolina. Will grow in Zones 5b to 9

Location: Sunny location

Hardiness: requires heavy mulching in colder climates.

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