Palms

Cloudforest Palm Resources

This is the Cloudforest Palm Resources Home Page. Palms are most often associated with tropical climates, but as it turns out, there are many palms that are adapted to much colder growing conditions. Two categories of palms are of interest for growers in cooler regions: hardy palms that can take a good deal of below freezing temperatures, and tropical highland palms that may not be super hardy but can take a lot of chill and thrive in cool Summer conditions. The first category of palms presents many specimens that are well adapted to the milder regions of the Pacific Northwest. The second category includes a large number of very tropical looking species that will thrive in the cooler parts of California.

Here are some good resources for growing palms: