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A worthy palm to own because it is one of the most cold hardy varieties available. It requires very little care and can tolerate both sun and shade. It's the Needle Palm is perfect if you want to introduce a tropical feel to your landscape, and it's perfect around pool decks because it makes no mess. Can also be potted and bought indoors.

Needle Palm Tree

Tropical Beauty in an Easy to Grow Palm

Size: 3 Gallon

Ships: October 6th, 2015
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
You Save: $59.95 (50%)
Size: 1 Gallon

Ships: October 6th, 2015
List: $49.90
Sale: $24.95
You Save: $24.95 (50%)

Experts Recommend

Planting Mix
Needle Palm Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Needle Palm Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.95
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $4.95

Needle Palm is a lively, slow growing shrubby palm that is known for its sharp needle-like leaves. Due to this fact, this palm is commonly referred to as a Porcupine Palm. 

Deep green leaves provide hardly foliage atop a wide, textured trunk. An evergreen native to America, the Needle Palm provides you with a unique, lush display of greenery to enjoy all year round. 

As the Needle Palm matures it can reach heights of up to 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Full grown, these palms are a rarity and extremely desirable. It is sure to be a great conversation starter in our outdoor living space. 

This palm is known for its cold hardiness and can withstand temperatures up to -20 degrees. This feature makes the Needle Palm highly sought-after in cold areas as this species can bring a tropical flare into most climates. 

Extremely versatile, the Needle Palm thrives in both sun and shade. This species prefers moist, well drained soil and requires minimal fertilizer. As an added benefit, the Needle Palm does not require harmful chemical sprays as it is naturally pest and disease free. 

Great choices for both indoor and outdoor use, the Needle Palm offers great indoor benefits. Used as a household plant, this palm acts as a natural humidifier and also detoxifies the air. This species is great for eliminating carbon monoxide and restoring freshness to indoor air. 

An easy to care for, cold hardy species, the Needle Palm is a superb choice planted indoors or used in your landscape. Adding a splash of the tropics to any area this palm will is sure to become a favorite in your collection. 

It is not easy to find Needle Palm in your local garden shop, but we’ve got a number of first grade specimens available that we’ve reserved from our grower. Order yours today before we’re sold out for the season.

Growing Zones: 5-10

Mature Height: 8-12 ft.
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-10
(green area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Needle Palm Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Needle Palm Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Needle Palm Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Needle Palm Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Growth Rate
I purchased 2 of the windsmill palm a year or two ago. This last winter we had temperatures of -5 degrees here in North Georgia. us. They were covered and they froze. I just hope they come out in the spring. My needle palms did not get hurt or frozen at all. I will not buy any more windmill palms as long as I live up here. zip code 30512. I am in the mountains almost to N. C.Thanks Carl
December 31, 2012
this is a beast in the Garden. about 99.5% green in Indiana. Yes, Indiana. Planing to plant more of these guys in honor of my Ungles that died this year.
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
So Far - So Good
I bought three plants. They arrived on time in good condition. They were planted late in the season ( Aug. 1 ) We have had a lot of insect pressure in Delaware this summer, but no problem with the palms. It is late Oct. now and they look good. In November I plan to put straw around the base of plants, spray them with wilt stop and hope for a mild winter.
October 28, 2014
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
This Palm is Awesome!
We have actually now purchase three of the Needle Palms .We are extremely pleased. They are very winter hardy with no protection. The first two we purchased have survived two winters now with temps well below zero. Our neighbors are amazed that we actually have plams growing outside. They are beautiful and look fantastic in our yard.
September 13, 2015
Eagle Mountain, UT, US
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Doing great
Both the needle palm and butterfly bush are thriving in our garden here in southeast Tennessee!
July 26, 2015
6 months ago
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What size pot should the 3gallon
needle palm start in?
Hannah` W on Nov 28, 2014
What is the price ?
A shopper on Jun 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We have sales that change every 3 - 4 days. Currently the trees are 25% off with free shipping with orders over $99. The one gallon size is currently $22.46 and the 3 gallon size is $55.46. This deal ends on Thursday the 19th at midnight.
Will this tree grow in Michigan? Planted in the ground
A shopper on Jul 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It's only recommended for growing zones 8 - 11 outdoors. In Michigan the Needle Palm Tree needs to be planted in a pot and brought indoors during cold snaps.

can this grow in the wormest parts of idaho without protection?
guido 7 on Aug 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Needle Palm Tree is zoned 5-10 and once established should do well.

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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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