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Rhapidiophyllum hystrix

Common Name(s):
Needle palm
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Most cold-hardy palm; spreads by suckers. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
6 ft.
Foliage:
Up to 4 ft., fan-shaped, glossy deep green leaves; dull silvery white underneath; deeply indented with each leaflet 1 to 2 in. long; sharp
Flower:
6 to 12 in. compact inflorescence with tiny yellow to purplish brown flowers
Zones:
7b to 10
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil enriched with organic matter; drought tolerant
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Spreading clump; trunkless shrub
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1741