Northern Palm Trees
Palm trees were once thought to be suitable for planting only in tropical enviroments, however, several cold hardy palm trees grow in Northern States where snows fall all during the winter. Much of the information regarding palm tree hardiness that is published in books, magazine articles, and Internet websites is extremely conservative, perhaps because the testing for national cold hardiness is of a very recent origin. Ty Ty Nursery can express ship very large palm tree specimens via freight, rendering normal transport issues irrelevant. The windmill palm trees, Trachycarpus fortunei, provides many resorts and homeowners with that tropical look for their pools or patios. Needle palms, although very rare and available only in limited supply, will tolerate below zero temperatures. Dwarf palmetto palm trees, Sabal minor, and Dwarf saw palmetto palm trees, Serenoa repens, demonstrate additional cold hardy qualities and are especially desirable to use as hedges, borders, and privacy blocks.