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Acoelorrhaphe
Allagoptera
Archontophoenix
Arenga
Bismarckia
Brahea
Burretiokentia
Butia
Calamus
Caryota
Ceroxylon
Chamaedorea
Chamaerops
Chambeyronia
Copernicia
Dypsis
Euterpe
Guihaia
Hedyscepe
Howea
Juania
Jubaea
Jubaeopsis
Lepidorrachis
Linospadix
Livistona
Lytocaryum
Nannorrhops
Parajubaea
Phoenix
Plectocomia
Pritchardia
Ravenea
Rhapidophyllum
Rhapis
Rhopalostylis
Sabal
Serenoa
Syagrus
Trachycarpus
Trithrinax
Wallichia
Washingtonia

LIST OF SPECIES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

The following species have proven to be successful in various locations of Northern California. Most of these palm species have survived successive winters outside and have done as well as trees within their native range. Some may require overhead protection such as the typical under-story palms. Others that are experimental for Northern California are described as such and may also be listed.
"Cold tolerance" can be somewhat subjective. Temperatures listed can sometimes severely damage foliage while extended exposure may kill. Consideration should be taken for palms when temperatures approach tolerance levels. The Micro-climate within your garden may be influenced by humidity, surrounding thermal mass, amount of overhead exposure, wind protection, and other protective measures.

Scientific Name
157 total
Common Name
* easy to grow palms
Native ToFrond Type
Ceroxylon vogelianumAndean Wax PalmPerupinnate plumose
Dypsis lutescens
(no photo)
Areca PalmMadagascarpinnate
Livistona australisAustralian Fan PalmAustraliapalmate
Chamaedorea costaricanaBamboo PalmCentral Americapinnate
Chamaedorea seifriziiBamboo PalmBelize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexicopinnate
Sabal bermudanaBermuda PalmettoBermudacostapalmate
Arenga micranthaBhutan ArengaBhutan / India Northeastpinnate
Bismarckia nobilisBismark PalmMadagascarpalmate
Livistona fulvaBlackdown TablelandAustraliapalmate
Trithrinax campestrisBlue Needle PalmArgentinapalmate
Parajubaea torallyiBolivian Mountain CoconutEcuadorpinnate
Trithrinax brasiliensisBrazilian Needle PalmBrazilpalmate
Sabal minor X Mexicana
(no photo)
Brazoria hybridUSA Texascostapalmate
Sabal maritima
(no photo)
Bull Thatch PalmJamacacostapalmate
Euterpe edulisCabbage PalmBrazilpinnate
Washingtonia filiferaCalifornia Fan Palm *USA / Mexico - California, Arizona, Bajapalmate
Phoenix canariensisCanary Island Date Palm *Canary Island Chainpinnate
Trithrinax schizophyllaCarandilla, Palma de monteArgentinapalmate
Copernicia pruniferaCarnauba Wax PalmBrazilpalmate
Livistona nitidaCarnavon PalmAustraliapalmate
Chamaedorea cataractarumCat or Cascade PalmMexico Southeasternpinnate
Phoenix zeylanica
(no photo)
Ceylon Date PalmSri Lankapinnate
Jubaea chilensisChilean Wine PalmChilepinnate
Livistona chinensisChinese Fan PalmTaiwanpalmate
Caryota ochlandra
(no photo)
Chinese Fishtail PalmChinabipinnate fishtail
Trachycarpus fortuneiChinese Windmill Palm *Chinapalmate
Juania australisChontaChilepinnate
Phoenix rupicolaCliff Date PalmIndiapinnate
Syagrus sanconaColumbian FoxtailColumbiapinnate plumose
Phoenix theophrastiiCretan Date Palm *Crete / Greece / Turkeypinnate
Butia bonetticultivar bonettiBrazilpinnate
Phoenix dactyliferaDateAfrica Northpinnate
Chamaedorea radicalisDwarf Bamboo PalmMexicopinnate
Sabal minorDwarf Blue Palmetto, Bush PalmettoUSA Southeastpalmate
Livistona muelleriDwarf Fan PalmAustraliapalmate
Brahea mooreiDwarf Rock PalmMexico Northeasternpalmate
Arenga engleriDwarf Sugar Palm / Formosa PalmTaiwanpremorse
Trachycarpus TakaghiiDwarf WagAsia Eastpalmate
Livistona sp
(no photo)
Eungella RangeAustraliapalmate
Acoelorrhaphe wrightiiEverglades PalmUSA Florida, Cubapalmate
Rhapis multifidaFinger PalmChina Southernpalmate
Caryota gigasFishtailThailandbipinnate fishtail
Calamus caryotoides
(no photo)
Fishtail Lawyer Cane PalmAustraliapalmate spoke wheel
Chambeyronia macrocarpaFlame ThrowerNew Caledoniapinnate
Brahea elegansFranceschi PalmMexico, Sinaloapalmate
Chamaedorea glaucifoliaFrosty PalmMexicopinnate / plumose
Ceroxylon parvifronsGolden Wax Palm / Ramo PalmColumbiapinnate
Brahea edulisGuadelupe Palm *Mexicopalmate
Copernicia glabrescens
(no photo)
Guano PalmCubapalmate
Phoenix loureirii var. hanceanaHanceanaAsia Southeastpinnate
Chamaedorea microspadixHardy Bamboo PalmMexicopinnate
Plectocomia himalayanaHimalayan Rattan PalmIndia Northeastpinnate
Syagrus x Butiahybridcultivarpinnate
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana var. illawarraIllawarraAustraliapinnate
Chamaedorea pochutlensis x graminifoliaIrving Cantor varietyMexicopinnate
Butia catarinensis
(no photo)
Jelly, Pindo, OdorataBrazilpinnate
Howea forsterianaKentiaLord Howe Islandpinnate
Trachycarpus martianusKhasia Hills PalmIndiapalmate
Archontophoenix cunninghamianaKing PalmAustraliapinnate
Trachycarpus takilKumaon Fan PalmIndiapalmate
Rhapis excelsaLady PalmChinapalmate
Lepidorrachis mooreanaLittle Mountain PalmLord Howe Islandpinnate
Ravenea rivularisMajesty PalmMadagascarpinnate
Dypsis decipiens
(no photo)
Manambe PalmMadagascarpinnate
Phoenix paludosa
(no photo)
Mangrove Date palmAsia Southernpinnate
Chamaedorea hooperiana
(no photo)
Maya PalmMexicopinnate
Nannorrhops ritchianaMazari PalmMiddle Eastpalmate
Chamaerops humilisMediterranean Fan Palm *Europe Southernpalmate
Chamaedorea metallicaMetallic PalmMexico Southeastbifid / pinnate
Brahea armataMexican Blue Palm *Mexico Baja / Sonorapalmate
Washingtonia robustaMexican Fan Palm *Mexico Baja California, Sonorapalmate
Ravenea glaucaMini-Majestic PalmMadagascarpinnate
Phoenix loureirii var. loureiriiMountain Date PalmIndia, Southeast Asiapinnate
Livistona speciosaMountain SerdangMalaysiapalmate
Butia X SyagrusMule Palm or X Butiagrus nabbonandiiBrazilpinnate
Rhapidophyllum hystrixNeedle Palm, Hedgehog PalmUSA Southeasternpalmate
Rhopalostylis sapidaNikau palmNew Zealand, Chatham Islandspinnate
Rhopalostylis baueri
(no photo)
Norfolk Island PalmAustraliapinnate
Brahea nitidaOaxaca PalmMexicopalmate
Chamaedorea tepejilote
(no photo)
Pacaya PalmMexicopinnate
Ceroxylon quindiuensePalma De CeraColumbiapinnate
Sabal palmettoPalmettoUSA Southeastcostapalmate
Chamaedorea elegansParlour Palm, Neanthe bellaMexico, Guatemala, Belizepinnate
Phoenix canariensis x dactyliferaParrot JungleUSA Floridapinnate
Sabal palmetto var. ParvifloraParvifloraCubacostapalmate
Butia capitataPindo Palm *Uruguaypinnate
Jubaeopsis caffraPondoland PalmAfrica Southpinnate
Sabal causiarumPuerto Rican Hat Palm *Puerto Rico southwesterncostapalmate
Phoenix roebeleniiPygmy Date PalmLaospinnate
Syagrus romanzoffianaQueen Palm *Brazilplumose
Parajubaea cocoidesQuito Coconut PalmEcuadorpinnate
Phoenix roebelenii var. reasoneriReasoneriLaospinnate
Chamaedorea stoloniferaReed Like PalmMexico Southeastbifid
Livistona decipiensRibbon Fan Palm *Australiapalmate
Phoenix sylvestris var. robustaRobust Silver Date PalmIndiapinnate plumose
Brahea dulcisRock PalmMexico Easternpalmate
Brahea brandegeeiSan Jose Hesper PalmMexicocostapalmate
Chamaedorea fragrans
(no photo)
SangapillaBoliviabifid
Sabal mauritiiformis
(no photo)
Savannah PalmCentral Americacostapalmate
Sabal uresanaSavannah PalmettoMexico Westerncostapalmate
Serenoa repensSaw palmettoSoutheastern USApalmate
Sabal etoniaScrub PalmettoUSA Floridacostapalmate
Allagoptera arenariaSeashore Palm / Sand PalmBrazilplumose
Phoenix reclinataSenegal Date PalmAfricapinnate
Brahea decumbens
(no photo)
Sierra Madre PalmMexico Northeasternpalmate
Guihaia argyrataSilver Back Fan PalmChina Southpalmate
Phoenix sylvestrisSilver Date PalmIndiapinnate
Syagrus spSilver Queen *Brazilplumose
Brahea berlandieri -TilacoSilver Rock PalmMexico Northeasternpalmate
Brahea aculeataSinaloa Hesper PalmMexicopalmate
Rhapis humilisSlender Lady PalmChinapalmate
Phoenix acaulisStemless Date PalmIndiapinnate
Livistona chinensis var. subglobossaSubglobossaTaiwanpalmate
Livistona saribusTaraw PalmAsia Southeastpalmate
Sabal MexicanaTexana, Texas Palmetto *Mexico / USA / El Salvadorpalmate
Caryota urens
(no photo)
Toddy PalmBurmafishtail
Chamaedorea ernesti-augustiTuna-tail PalmGuatemalabifid
Hedyscepe canterburyanaUmbrella PalmLord Howe Islandpinnate
Livistona drudeiunknownAustraliapalmate
Chamaedorea oreophilaunknownMexicopinnate
Dypsis baronii
(no photo)
unknownMadagascarpinnate
Chamaedorea klotzchianaunknownCentral Americapinnate
Sabal roseiunknownMexicocostapalmate
Sabal pumos
(no photo)
unknownMexicocostapalmate
Sabal yapa
(no photo)
unknownCuba / Yucatancostapalmate
Butia X Jubaeaunknowncultivarpinnate
Sabal dominguensis
(no photo)
unknownSanto Domingocostapalmate
Rhapis laosensisunknownLaospalmate
Phoenix pusilla x roebeleniiunknownAsia Southernpinnate
Brahea pimo
(no photo)
unknownMexicopalmate
Chamaedorea oblongataunknownMexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras,pinnate
Pritchardia minorunknownUSA Hawaiipalmate
Phoenix reclinata x rupicolaunknowncultivarpinnate
Burretiokentia hapalaunknownNew Caledoniapinnate
Phoenix reclinata x roebeleniiunknowncultivarpinnate
Phoenix roebelenii x canariensisunknowncultivarpinnate
Dypsis onilahensisunknownMadagascarpinnate
Butia paraguayensisunknownParaguaypinnate
Chamaedorea plumosaunknownMexico Southernplumose
Brahea berlandierivar. bellaMexico Northeasternpalmate
Chamaerops humilis var. Ceriferavar. CeriferaAfrica Northpalmate
Rhopalostylis sapida var. Chathamvar. Chatham or OceanaNew Zealandpinnate
Brahea armata var. Clara
(no photo)
var. ClaraMexico Sonoracostapalmate
Caryota obtusavar. gigasThailandbipinnate fishtail
Butia capitatavar. Lax Leaf ButiaUruguaypinnate
Brahea armata X aculeatavar. NuriMexicopalmate
Sabalvar. riverside *West Indiespalmate
Copernicia hospita
(no photo)
var. yareyCubapalmate
Lytocaryum weddellianumVictorian Parlor PalmBrazilpinnate
Trachycarpus wagnerianusWag *Asia Eastpalmate
Linospadix monostachyaWalking Stick PalmAustraliapinnate
Wallichia densifloraWallich PalmNepalpinnate caryotoid
Ceroxylon alpinum
(no photo)
Wax PalmVenezuelapinnate
Butia eriospathaWoolly ButiaBrazilpinnate
Chamaedorea graminifoliaXiat PalmGuatemalapinnate
Butia yatayYatay PalmArgentinapinnate
Trachycarpus nanusYunnan Dwarf PalmChina Southwestpalmate


 
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