There are about 2,600 known species of palm trees in the world that come in a wide variety of heights, shapes, textures and colors.
Palm growers like Palmco specialize in premium quality plants that are sure to please even your most finicky clients. With over 600 acres in production in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida, Palmco is one of the largest palm plantations in North America.
In addition to the many varieties of FF-grade palms we raise, our team prides themselves on our environmentally conscious growing process and an exceptional level of customer service that is well-known throughout the industry.
How to Landscape With Palm Trees
There are few plants that offer the beauty and appeal of palm trees.
Small varieties with interesting trunks or fluffy, full-to-the-ground plants make great backdrops. They’re beautiful as central focal points with small and medium-sized flowering shrubs surrounding them.
Large varieties, whether majestic or slim and willowy, make striking silhouettes in any landscape.
Popular Palm Tree Uses
• As solitary large specimens
• To supply shade alongside windows
• As entry focal points
• In large patio and deck containers
• To accent building height
• To line streets and avenues
• To flank driveway entrances (especially in pairs)
• As privacy screens along a property line
• In the center of a circular driveway
• To accent an architectural element
A Few Of Our Unusual Species Of Palms
Most people are familiar with popular cold-hardy species, such as:
Dwarf Sugar Palm, European Fan Palm (or Mediterranean Fan Palm), Queen Palm and the Canary Palm or Canary Island Date Palm.
We grow all of them at Palmco, but also pride ourselves in providing you with the biggest selection of rare palm trees, rare palm seedlings, and cycads from all over the world.
Unusual And Rare Species Include
• Caranday Palm – This stunning but rarely seen palm comes from South America. It is known to withstand temperatures down to 20 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit, loves full to partial sun, and performs best in moist, well-drained soil. The Caranday palm is easy to grow and maintain. If not trimmed too aggressively, the fronds will create a beautiful cascading fountain effect. This palm is well-suited to Zone 9 to 11.
• Fishtail Palm – This palm was named for its unusual jagged leaves that resemble a fish tail. The plant forms beautiful thick, swirled layers of ruffled fronds. At Palmco, we grow our Fishtail palms in the field and keep a limited inventory of container material available. Many of our field grown materials have as many as 9 heads and they make stunning stand alone centerpieces. Fishtail palms thrive in Zones 10a to 11.
• Mule Palm – This is an eye-catching beauty that you won’t see everywhere. It’s one of the hardiest feather palms and is a man-made hybrid between the Pindo and Queen palms. It’s difficult to produce however, so mature specimens are rare. This palm is grows fast to about 20 feet, is extremely cold hardy and will flourish in Zones 8a to 10b.
• Nitida Palm – This large canopy palm comes from the Carnarvon Gorge in Australia. It is one of the fastest growing Livistona species with typical heights of 40 to 50 feet. The Nitida likes water but is not bothered if it doesn’t get any. It’s also super cold-hardy and can withstand 20°F temperatures without damage. Grow the Nitida palm as avenue plantings or in groups with staggered heights in Zones 8 to 11.
As expert palm growers, Palmco can help you beautify your landscape and make a bold statement with some of our exotic palms.
Visit us on Pine Island to see our premium trees, or call us at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GOPALMCO for more information.