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


 
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