Rhapidophyllum hystrix (Needle Palm) 5-8 ft; gaining popularity as a landscape plant; thrives in droughty conditions as well as moist shade; rich green fan-shaped fronds give a distinctive look that is welcomed in the landscape; cold hardy to Zone 7. SIZE
I ordered eight needle palms in order to create a hedge. They all arrived in excellent condition, and I was surprised at the size of them as well. For the money, and considering the time it takes for needle palms to grow, Mail Order Natives is certainly one of the best sources online for purchasing palms.
Good packaging, plant was undamaged. I appreciated the nice rootball in the bag. This area, near Rochester in upstate NY will give it a real challenge. We have been getting warmer winters lately so it might make it. -I have a winter place near Inverness so I'm familiar with palms: have four large Pindos, a Cabbage (Sabal) palm and lots of saw palmettos in the jungle behind me.
Have ordered many of these plants over the years from Mail Order Natives. None have ever died and the older ones are now large and beautiful. Exotic looking, tough and trouble free. Plants from MON are larger and healthier than any other source.
I planted this a few weeks ago and so far am very happy with it. The Needle Palm arrived in good condition, looking very healthy and good root system.