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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
Butia yatayYatay PalmArgentinapinnate
Trithrinax campestrisBlue Needle PalmArgentinapalmate
Trithrinax schizophyllaCarandilla, Palma de monteArgentinapalmate
Trachycarpus wagnerianusWag *Asia Eastpalmate
Trachycarpus TakaghiiDwarf WagAsia Eastpalmate
Livistona saribusTaraw PalmAsia Southeastpalmate
Phoenix loureirii var. hanceanaHanceanaAsia Southeastpinnate
Phoenix pusilla x roebeleniiunknownAsia Southernpinnate
Phoenix paludosa
(no photo)
Mangrove Date palmAsia Southernpinnate
Archontophoenix cunninghamianaKing PalmAustraliapinnate
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana var. illawarraIllawarraAustraliapinnate
Linospadix monostachyaWalking Stick PalmAustraliapinnate
Livistona australisAustralian Fan PalmAustraliapalmate
Livistona sp
(no photo)
Eungella RangeAustraliapalmate
Livistona decipiensRibbon Fan Palm *Australiapalmate
Livistona drudeiunknownAustraliapalmate
Livistona fulvaBlackdown TablelandAustraliapalmate
Rhopalostylis baueri
(no photo)
Norfolk Island PalmAustraliapinnate
Calamus caryotoides
(no photo)
Fishtail Lawyer Cane PalmAustraliapalmate spoke wheel
Livistona nitidaCarnavon PalmAustraliapalmate
Livistona muelleriDwarf Fan PalmAustraliapalmate
Chamaedorea seifriziiBamboo PalmBelize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexicopinnate
Sabal bermudanaBermuda PalmettoBermudacostapalmate
Arenga micranthaBhutan ArengaBhutan / India Northeastpinnate
Chamaedorea fragrans
(no photo)
SangapillaBoliviabifid
Butia eriospathaWoolly ButiaBrazilpinnate
Trithrinax brasiliensisBrazilian Needle PalmBrazilpalmate
Syagrus romanzoffianaQueen Palm *Brazilplumose
Copernicia pruniferaCarnauba Wax PalmBrazilpalmate
Butia bonetticultivar bonettiBrazilpinnate
Euterpe edulisCabbage PalmBrazilpinnate
Lytocaryum weddellianumVictorian Parlor PalmBrazilpinnate
Butia X SyagrusMule Palm or X Butiagrus nabbonandiiBrazilpinnate
Allagoptera arenariaSeashore Palm / Sand PalmBrazilplumose
Syagrus spSilver Queen *Brazilplumose
Butia catarinensis
(no photo)
Jelly, Pindo, OdorataBrazilpinnate
Caryota urens
(no photo)
Toddy PalmBurmafishtail
Phoenix canariensisCanary Island Date Palm *Canary Island Chainpinnate
Chamaedorea costaricanaBamboo PalmCentral Americapinnate
Sabal mauritiiformis
(no photo)
Savannah PalmCentral Americacostapalmate
Chamaedorea klotzchianaunknownCentral Americapinnate
Jubaea chilensisChilean Wine PalmChilepinnate
Juania australisChontaChilepinnate
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 quindiuensePalma De CeraColumbiapinnate
Ceroxylon parvifronsGolden Wax Palm / Ramo PalmColumbiapinnate
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
Syagrus x Butiahybridcultivarpinnate
Butia X Jubaeaunknowncultivarpinnate
Phoenix roebelenii x canariensisunknowncultivarpinnate
Phoenix reclinata x roebeleniiunknowncultivarpinnate
Phoenix reclinata x rupicolaunknowncultivarpinnate
Parajubaea cocoidesQuito Coconut PalmEcuadorpinnate
Parajubaea torallyiBolivian Mountain CoconutEcuadorpinnate
Chamaerops humilisMediterranean Fan Palm *Europe Southernpalmate
Chamaedorea graminifoliaXiat PalmGuatemalapinnate
Chamaedorea ernesti-augustiTuna-tail PalmGuatemalabifid
Phoenix rupicolaCliff Date PalmIndiapinnate
Trachycarpus martianusKhasia Hills PalmIndiapalmate
Trachycarpus takilKumaon Fan PalmIndiapalmate
Phoenix sylvestrisSilver Date PalmIndiapinnate
Phoenix acaulisStemless Date PalmIndiapinnate
Phoenix sylvestris var. robustaRobust Silver Date PalmIndiapinnate plumose
Plectocomia himalayanaHimalayan Rattan PalmIndia Northeastpinnate
Phoenix loureirii var. loureiriiMountain Date PalmIndia, Southeast Asiapinnate
Sabal maritima
(no photo)
Bull Thatch PalmJamacacostapalmate
Phoenix roebeleniiPygmy Date PalmLaospinnate
Phoenix roebelenii var. reasoneriReasoneriLaospinnate
Rhapis laosensisunknownLaospalmate
Hedyscepe canterburyanaUmbrella PalmLord Howe Islandpinnate
Howea forsterianaKentiaLord Howe Islandpinnate
Lepidorrachis mooreanaLittle Mountain PalmLord Howe Islandpinnate
Ravenea rivularisMajesty PalmMadagascarpinnate
Dypsis decipiens
(no photo)
Manambe PalmMadagascarpinnate
Dypsis lutescens
(no photo)
Areca PalmMadagascarpinnate
Ravenea glaucaMini-Majestic PalmMadagascarpinnate
Dypsis baronii
(no photo)
unknownMadagascarpinnate
Dypsis onilahensisunknownMadagascarpinnate
Bismarckia nobilisBismark PalmMadagascarpalmate
Livistona speciosaMountain SerdangMalaysiapalmate
Brahea aculeataSinaloa Hesper PalmMexicopalmate
Brahea brandegeeiSan Jose Hesper PalmMexicocostapalmate
Brahea edulisGuadelupe Palm *Mexicopalmate
Chamaedorea glaucifoliaFrosty PalmMexicopinnate / plumose
Chamaedorea pochutlensis x graminifoliaIrving Cantor varietyMexicopinnate
Chamaedorea microspadixHardy Bamboo PalmMexicopinnate
Chamaedorea radicalisDwarf Bamboo PalmMexicopinnate
Brahea nitidaOaxaca PalmMexicopalmate
Chamaedorea tepejilote
(no photo)
Pacaya PalmMexicopinnate
Brahea pimo
(no photo)
unknownMexicopalmate
Brahea armata X aculeatavar. NuriMexicopalmate
Sabal roseiunknownMexicocostapalmate
Sabal pumos
(no photo)
unknownMexicocostapalmate
Chamaedorea oreophilaunknownMexicopinnate
Chamaedorea hooperiana
(no photo)
Maya PalmMexicopinnate
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 berlandieri -TilacoSilver Rock PalmMexico Northeasternpalmate
Brahea berlandierivar. bellaMexico Northeasternpalmate
Brahea mooreiDwarf Rock PalmMexico Northeasternpalmate
Brahea decumbens
(no photo)
Sierra Madre PalmMexico Northeasternpalmate
Brahea armata var. Clara
(no photo)
var. ClaraMexico Sonoracostapalmate
Chamaedorea metallicaMetallic PalmMexico Southeastbifid / pinnate
Chamaedorea stoloniferaReed Like PalmMexico Southeastbifid
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
Burretiokentia hapalaunknownNew Caledoniapinnate
Chambeyronia macrocarpaFlame ThrowerNew 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 obtusavar. gigasThailandbipinnate fishtail
Caryota gigasFishtailThailandbipinnate fishtail
Butia capitataPindo Palm *Uruguaypinnate
Butia capitatavar. Lax Leaf ButiaUruguaypinnate
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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