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Needle Palm

Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix)


  • Native to the southeastern USA
  • Height: to 6’ – clumping habit producing suckers for indeterminate spread, fast growing
  • Male and female flowers on separate palms; hardly visible
  • Prefers moist, well drained soil; will tolerate some dryness when established
  • Prefers richer soils with organic material
  • Prefers full to part shade
  • Hardy zones 8-10, possibly colder.  Very cold hardy palm; frost tolerant.
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