Needle Palm
Rapidophyllum Hystrix
The World's Most Cold Hardy Palm
Needle Palm beside a creek at Gary's Nursery near New Bern, NC. This palm survived minus four degrees in 1989 with little to no damage and has been under water for several days during numerous hurricanes.

Needle palm in native to the southeastern US far far north as Beaufort County, SC. It is usually an understory shrubby palm attaining heights of 10 feet. Needle palm can be grown in full sun with proper moisture and fertilizer.
Three large Needle palms growing under Crape Myrtles in Raleigh, NC. A water bottle just left of center for scale.e to add text.