In Southern States, the Northern type palm trees that withstand cold temperatures of -20* F will also thrive in the South. Southern State, adapted palm trees can be found planted and growing extensively throughout the South, principally because their growth rate is faster than the Northern States' cold hardy palm trees, and the cost is considerably less for large established specimens that offer a fast fix for the tropical look.
Not only will the Windmill Palm trees survive in Northern States with below zero temperatures during the Winter but they show resistance to ice and snow like no other palm tree. Buy a cold hardy Windmill Palm tree to add a tropical flair pool or patio.
The needle palms are slow growing trees that are surrounded by numerous pup offsets that can be lined out as a privacy fence or hedge block. Northern gardeners plant Needle Palm Trees 10 feet apart around windows, pools and private areas to keep out unwanted visitors and animals.
The Pindo Palm Tree is cold tolerant to USDA Zone 7. Specimen Pindo Palm Tree can be seen on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, GA. The Pindo Palm produces an edible date fruit used to make jelly, and is also known as the Jelly Palm.