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


 
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