Winterizing Palm Trees - USDA Growing Zone Map & Cold Hardy Palm Tree Chart
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The chart above outlines the growing zones for the United States. These zones are based upon the mean low temperature of a region. The lower the low temperature the lower the zone number. The recommended zone for palm trees below is based upon an unprotected tree. Winterizing any tree will make it possible to jump up a zone fairly easily. More diligent efforts would have to be made to jump 2 levels.
Popular Palm Trees and Recommended Zone

Dwarf Palmetto Palms			7+
Mediterranean Fan Palm Trees		7+
Sabal Palms				7+ 
California Fan Palm Trees		8+
Canary Island Date Palm Trees		8+
Chinese Windmill Palm Trees		8+
Date Palms				8+
European Fan Palm Trees		        8+
Mexican Fan Palm Trees		        8+
Needle Palms				8+
Pindo Palms				8+
Queen Palms				8+
Saw Palmetto Palms			8+
Sago Palm				8+ 
Senegal Date Palm			9+
Chinese Fan Palms			9+
Pygmy Date Palm Trees			9+ 
Florida Royal Palm Tree			10+ 


Cold Hardy Palm Trees         Species                    Cold Tolerance Threshold:

True Date Palm Trees (Phoenix dactylifera) - 		cold hardy to 18 degrees
Canary Island Date Palms(Phoenix canariensis) - 	cold hardy to 15 - 18 degrees
Texas Sabal Palm Trees (Sabal texana, mexicana) - 	cold hardy to 16 - 18 degrees
Mediterranean Fan Palms (Chamaerops humilis) - 	        cold hardy to 5 - 15 degrees
California Fan Palms (Washingtonia filifera) - 		cold hardy to 15 degrees
Windmill Palm Trees (Trachycarpus fortunei) - 		cold hardy to 5 degrees
Pindo Palm Trees (Butia capitata) - 			cold hardy to 12 - 15 degrees
Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) - 				cold hardy to 20 degrees
Senegal Date Palms (Phoenix Reclinata) - 		cold hardy down to 25 degrees 
Mexican Fan Palms (Washingtonia robusta) - 		cold hardy to 18 degrees
Queen Palm Trees (Syagrus romanzoffiana) - 		cold hardy to 20 degrees




We have written a series of articles on the "CARE & MAINTENANCE" of the different types of palm trees. The first article below is a general care guide for all palms and the subsequent articles are species specific. They are listed alphabetically :

General Care for all Palm Trees - Basic upkeep guide for all Palm Trees.

Caring for your "Phoenix Reclinata" Palm Trees - General care tips on keeping your Phoenix Reclinata (Senagal Date Palm) healthy.

Caring for your Sabal / Sable Palm Trees - General care tips on keeping your Sabal/Sable Palm Tree healthy.

Caring for your Silver Queen Palm Trees - General care tips on keeping your Silver Queen Palm Tree healthy.
The articles below list the "SPECIFICATIONS" for various popular palm trees. The information includes maximum height, diameter, growth rate, cold hardiness, crown diameter, growth zone and cost. They are listed alphabetically below :

The Phoenix Reclinata (Senegal Date Palm) - General information and specs on the Phoenix Reclinata.

The Sabal Palm Tree (Cabbage Palm) - General information and specs on the Sabal Palm.

The Silver Queen Palm Tree - General information and specs on the Silver Queen Palm.




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