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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.

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Needle Palm Tree

Tropical Beauty in an Easy to Grow Palm

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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: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

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 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
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How will needle palm tree do in zone 7 Delaware? These will be planted in the ground?
Barbara D on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: Zone 7 gets a little too cold for the Needle Palm Tree. It would need quite a bit of winter protection and would do a lot better if planted in a pot and brought indoors during cold snaps.
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Needle Palm Tree can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

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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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.