Types of Palm Trees

There are different types of palm trees, something that isn't commonly known. Palm trees can be found in various warm-weather states across the U.S. There are even some types of cold-weather palm trees. They are a symbol of tranquility and nice weather and vacation. Here are some of the different types of palm trees that you may encounter.

Dwarf Palmetto

The Dwarf Palmetto is a palm tree that is found in the southern part of the country. It is also commonly known as the Sabal minor. The Dwarf Palmetto palm tree can withstand colder temperatures than many other types of palm trees and may grow to be up to about six feet tall.

Caribbean Royal Palm

The Caribbean Royal Palm, also known as the Roystonea Oleracea, the Royal Palm and the Cabbage Palm is, as the name suggests, a palm tree found in the Caribbean. The trunks are a light gray shade and the tree may grow to be quite tall; up to 130 feet.

Date Palm

The Date Palm, also known as Phoenix dactylifera, is native of North Africa but is found in the US, primarily in Arizona and California. The Date Palm is often used at shopping malls as both decoration as well as shade. Date Palms produce the small fruits known as dates, making them a popular palm tree.


Cycad Sago Palm

This particular palm tree, also known as the Cycas revoluta and King Sago Palm, is native to Japan though it may be found in other parts of the world. They are known as "living fossils." They can grow to be over 20 feet but grows so slowly that if you are planting these trees on your property, chances are you won't live to see it grow this tall.


Windmill Palm

The Windmill Palm, also known as Trachycarpus, is a palm tree native to Asia. The Windmill Palm tree does well in cold, wet locations and can be found in some areas of the US, such as costal New Jersey. The Windmill Palm can be used to make ropes and brushes.

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