Growing Palms in Cold Climates

Growing Cold Hardy Palm Trees

Comet Palm GrowingWell the winter months are approaching which can only mean one thing for the palm trees in these types of environments. We have to take care of them and be careful. Maybe you have already grown some cold hardy palms this year, so you’re ready to take on the climate change. For those of you who don’t know what hardy means, allow me to give you the definition. “Hardy palms are any of the species of palm (Arecaceae) that are able to withstand brief periods of colder temperatures and even occasional snowfall. A few palms are native to higher elevations of south Asia, and a few can tolerate hard freezes with little or no damage.” Now let’s see what palms are capable of these temperatures.

What Species?

Most palm tree species that are cold hardy represent the tropics, so it can be hard to believe that some of the cold hardy palm trees are able to survive a deep winter freeze in subzero temperatures such as the Needle Palm species. The Needle Palm tree is surprisingly cold hardy down to a temperature of -10 degrees F. If you are in an area that gets this cold, the Needle Palm is what you need to be growing. Another type that is cold hardy up to 5 degrees F would be the Windmill Palm. These are great palms for November and December. I feel like it’s a refreshing take on most other cold hardy palms.

More Palms and Comet

Before we go I will name a few more species of cold hardy palm trees. There is the Canary Island Date Palm, Queen Palm, Mexican Fan Palm, Sago Palm, and many more. I could talk about palm trees all day, but there are palms that need to be taken care of before it gets too cold. So if you want to check us out, our contact page is here! Also are you interested in buying a thriving business?

Facts About Palm Trees

Facts About Arecaceae

palmsWhat do you think when palm trees cross your mind? What does Arecaceae even mean? These are questions that we have asked and even answered. There are many different questions that we hear on a daily basis so we decided to throw down some facts about palm trees in this article for everyone to know about and share with their friends or family. If anyone is considering growing these beautiful plants, knowledge is power. So many palm trees die each year because of simple mistakes that could have been avoided. Let’s kick this off with fact number one. Arecaceae is the family name for palm trees.

How Many, What Kind?

With over 2,500 species of palm trees, you can guess there would be a lot to say about them. Here is an interesting fact. Not all palm trees are trees, while not all palms are related to the Arecaceae family. Palm trees can grow as trees, shrubs, and long, woody vines called lianas. Now we move on to the sago palm, torbay palm, and the traveler’s palm which are not part of the Arecaceae at all. They just have palm in the name. Here is another cool fact. The national tree of Columbia is the Quindio wax palm. It’s the world’s tallest palm tree and can reach up to 197 feet. Palm trees also have different leaves. There is the pinnate and the palmate. Palmate leaves, like hands, grow in a bunch at the end of a stem. Pinnate leaves are like feathers, growing all along either side of a stem.

Learn More

If you need to learn more facts about palm trees, buy some palms, or purchase our business please feel free to visit us or give us a call! We know palms and want to make sure everyone else does too. Stop on by for any reason. Check out our other posts and have a good day everyone! Comet Palm Farm can help out with any palm need.

Best Palms in Florida

So Many Palms

Palm FarmWhen you think of palm tress you might associate them with areas that have beaches. Your mind might immediately go to California, Florida, Hawaii, or just about any island in the world. Palm tress have this relaxing affect. You might assume it’s time to be on vacation or travel. Palms can actually be anywhere though and if you pick the right one for your environment, you too can grow them. They are beautiful trees that can reach huge sizes and heights, so it’s important to take care of your palms in the best way possible. They need sunshine and water, just like every other plant. There are event over 2,500 types of palms to choose from in the world. Some are better than others, but we love them all equally.

Florida Palms

Bismarck or Queen palms are some of the best for the humid Florida environment, but it’s really up to each person. Palms grow differently in each climate, so you need to be careful when selecting them and their type. It also depends on where you want to grow your palm because of size differences. You could put a few in the backyard or maybe you want to go ahead and start a palm tree garden? Palm tree care is another important part of successful palm growing. It includes things such as planting, watering, fertilizing, trimming, and cold protection. So many palms die because their owners don’t know how to properly care for them, which is a shame.


If you don’t want to buy just one palm tree, may be you could own your own palm tree business? It’s an amazing investment and you will have the time of your life. Comet Palm Tree Farm is actually for sale right now and we are looking for someone who want to take care of everything and invest their time to make a huge profit!