Even though it is a palm it can grow outdoors as far north as Southern New Jersey. In Greek, it literlally meaning a ground-bush. This slow growing palm can grow to 15' tall. Take 10-15 years to acheive a height of 8 feet. Will tolerate cold climates. One of the most cold tolerant palm species, withstanding even heavy frosts. Cold hardy to 5-15 degrees F. Prefers full sun in a very well drained positionl Quite slow growing. A very good container plant.