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


 
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