Looking for a thin trunked Palm

arteomJune 28, 2013

I am looking for a Clumping or Non Clumping Palm tree with a nice and thin trunk.

I believe I am in Zone 9A?

Thanks for your suggestions! :)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Chamaedorea microspadix is probably your best bet if you are in a zone 9a. They are pretty cold tolerant and when older surviving temperatures into the teens. They are very tropical looking palms (probably the most cold tolerant "tropical looking" palm you can find), eventually growing a nice ringed trunk, but very slowly.

Chamaedorea is definitely the best family of palms to look into if you want a thin trunk.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 4:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Are you looking at growing in a pot or in the ground? You have more choice if it's in a pot as you can move it any time the weather isn't suitable.

I'd agree, Chamaedorea are probably your best bet. C. seifrizii is another good clumping one, often called Bamboo Palm. It's the most cold tolerant of the "bamboo" type Chamaedoreas and can take a bit of sun once they get a bit larger.

You could also try Linospadix monostachya or L. minor. They're single stemmed and slow growers. But they like high humidity and don't like direct sun.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 8:00PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Unknown palm acquisition
A guy in my neighborhood recently moved and left many...
Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake, F
Me little plants just atsrting out
If you look close you can see the Y.Rostrata,variegated...
Need help with my Date Palm.
hello i recently transplanted a 6 feet date palm tree/plant...
Windmill palms for sale on Long Island, NY. 35% off till March 23rd
We currently are having a 35% off sale right now on...
Winter coming...
I would like to know if I should put these young Sago...
Sponsored Products
Gold Living Room Lamp: 27 in. Antique Gold Table Lamp CLI-LS493785
Home Depot
Hamilton 6 Drawer Media Chest - Warm Brown Cherry - HM100TV
$624.00 | Hayneedle
Kartell | Foliage Chair
Kenroy Home Wall Mounted Carrington 1-Light Small Black Lantern 91901BL
Home Depot
PAW Patrol Zuma Personalized Beach Towel
$21.99 | zulily
52" Craftmade Copeland Stainless Steel Ceiling Fan
Lamps Plus
Lighting By Pecaso Portier Collection Hanging Fixture W28in H41in Lt:12 Chrome F
Beyond Stores
Unfinished Solid Parawood Mission Console Table
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™