Palm Tree Nursery In New Hanover County North Carolina
While palm trees may not be the norm in North Carolina, that doesn’t mean that locating a palm tree nursery willing to service New Hanover County is impossible.
In fact, one of the largest palm plantations in the nation is ready and well-suited to provide you with the best palm trees for your USDA Zone 8a climate.
Palmco is located on Pine Island in Florida.
With a 600 acre plantation and over 30 years of palm tree industry experience, you can rest assured that we know palms. Our customer service experts can recommend the best palms for your area and explain proper maintenance and transplant techniques.
Knowledge is certainly power and our team has plenty to share.
Palms For Colder Climates
While North Carolina’s New Hanover County is certainly not the coldest area in the state, its colder climate does necessitate the utilization of cold hardy palms.
Most people consider palms to be tropical foliage but we have palm trees that will allow you to bring that tropical beauty into client yards, gardens, parks, communities and shopping centers in Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach and the surrounding area.
Here are some of our recommendations:
- European Fan Palm:
These slow growing trees only reach average heights of 10 feet. They are incredibly hardy and adapt well to a vast range of environmental conditions. Their short trunks are recognizable via their multi-stem growth patterns. As a clumping palm, the European Fan is often considered shrub like and is actually the only palm tree that’s a native of Europe.
- Mule Palm:
Though still relatively uncommon in landscaping design, this palm represents the best of both worlds. It is a cross between the Pindo and the Queen palm. This allows it to have a very tropical (similar to a coconut palm) appearance while being exceptionally cold hardy at the same time. As a rare tree it can be costly, but owners readily admit that its value exceeds its price, particularly since many believe the Mule Palm to be the perfect palm tree.
- Nitida Palm:
This is a native of the Carnarvon Gorge in Australia. It’s considered a moderately quick growing palm. It’s a great choice for lining streets and walkways and can make an exceptional design attraction if planted with altering heights. Take note that this tree can reach upwards of 100 feet. It is also known for its pest resistance.
- Pindo Palm:
The Pindo Palm is also referred to as the Jelly Palm thanks to fruit that taste like a mix between pineapples and bananas. This tree serves more than décor purposes; you can truly make jelly out of its fruit! It doesn’t shed its fronds on its own, so pruning is necessary, and planting at least 10 feet from structures and paved areas is a good idea as the falling fruit can make a mess. Clients looking for dual-purpose landscape design will find great enjoyment in the Pindo Palm.
Palm Questions? Needs? Palmco Can Help!
If the list above doesn’t incorporate the tree you had in mind, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service experts. We pride ourselves in our excellent service staff and their palm tree industry knowledge.
Palmco’s palm tree nursery is ready for the colder climate in New Hanover County North Carolina, and we have palms that will work beautifully here.
We welcome visitors to our palm tree paradise as well. Contact us five days a week at 1-855-Go-Palmco or 1-239-283-1329.
We’d love to help you with your palm tree plans.