Most palm trees grow in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the palm tree family and the only living species of the genus Cocos. The Arecaceae are a botanical family of perennial flowering plants in the monocot order Arecales.Their growth form can be climbers, shrubs, tree-like and stemless plants, all commonly known as palms.Those having a tree-like form are colloquially called palm trees. The Royal palm is native to the Everglades of south Florida. Introduction of New Elite Forms. If there is a range of zones like 7-10, that means it can grow only in those zones and will not tolerate colder or warmer temperatures. They occur from about 44° northern latitude to about 44° southern latitude. I’m from South Carolina and there are Palm tree all over the state….I have a cousin in Sumter…and theres Palmetto trees all over town….also, Columbia, which is quite a ways from the coast, has Palm trees all over the city….and the Coast line especially the barrier islands, have them growing wild….sometimes growing wild in bunches right on the beach. Phoenix dactylifera , commonly known as date or date palm ,  is a flowering plant species in the palm family, Arecaceae , cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. Range. The Palm Tree Company Specializing in a huge range of top quality, beautiful palms trees for sale, olives trees and exotics, suitable for our British climate. In North America, the ranges of temperature and moisture for the past decade were wider than those recorded for the 1940's through the 1960's. If a palm is hardy to zone 7, that means it can withstand lowest temperatures of that zone. Please bear with us during these challenging times, due to the the high volume of orders it is taking between 7-14 days to dispatch plants. Currently 181 genera with around 2,600 species are known, most of them restricted to tropical and subtropical climates. In the palm profile you might have seen reference to zone or range of zones. As with other members of the palm family, date palms don't produce tree rings. Sabal palmetto, also known as cabbage-palm, palmetto, cabbage palmetto, blue palmetto, Carolina palmetto, common palmetto, swamp cabbage and sabal palm, is one of 15 species of palmetto palm.It is native to the southern United States, as well as Cuba, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Bahamas..