Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix)
The Needle Palm, botanical name Rhapidophyllum hystrix, is one of the hardiest palms in the world! It is a small, slow growing, clumping palm from the coastal southeastern U.S. It is also one of the easiest to maintain. Needle Palms have striking good looks. With its smooth stems and dramatic fans of lustrous dark green leaves, it is sure to bring a sharp look to any landscape in the Southwest. This palm grows into wide, shrubby clumps, adding its unique character to compact areas in most any landscape application.
Plant a few Needle Palms in your garden to create a dramatic look that is sure to impress you and your neighbors. An ideal choice for use as an accent plant, homeowners will appreciate its ability to withstand extreme temperatures as well as its low maintenance features. This small palm is sure to look good for many years, no matter where you choose to plant it. Feel free to speak with a Moon Valley Nurseries professional for placement ideas. Professional landscape design consultation is always free at our nursery locations!
Needle Palms will thrive in full sun or shade environments and will require low to moderate water use once established. Since it can tolerate a wide range of soils, it’s an ideal small palm for a variety of landscapes in the Southwest. Easy to grow, Needle Palms are a good choice for growing under a lath to create a calming shady spot in your backyard. Due to their slow growing nature, buy as big as you can to enjoy the tranquil nature of a mature specimen. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we grow and nurture the finest specimens in our local climate, so they’re ready to thrive in your yard.
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Small, slow growing accent palm
Clumping style growth adds lots of character to compact areas
Very easy to grow and requires little maintenance
Tolerates wide variety of conditions - high heat and very cold resistant