Palm Tree Nursery North Carolina
Palm trees are not exclusive to Florida and its warm southern climate.
Palmco delivers many cold-hardy palms to North Carolina and beyond from our Florida nursery, offering plants for nearly every landscaping and architectural application.
Whether you are in Charlotte, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Winston-Salem, Asheville or Wilmington, NC, you can successfully grow spectacular palm trees.
Palms In North Carolina’s Climate
North Carolina’s climate ranges from Zones 5B to 8B, with most of the state lying in the 7A-8B range. Because of its climate, North Carolina is particularly well suited for growing and maintaining certain varieties of cold-hardy palms.
The Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei ), can grow in climates as cold as Zone 7B.
It is a striking, slow-growing palm that is often used to great effect as an accent on walkways. It has been known to grow as tall as 40 feet, although its typical maximum height is 25 feet.
The Windmill can grow as far north as Canada, and is easily hardy enough to thrive in the climate of North Carolina.
The Canary Palm or Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis) is valued for its bold appearance and extreme hardiness.
It grows well throughout much of the southern U.S. The Canary Palm has a massive canopy and caliper, and typically grows to 50 or 60 feet, albeit very slowly. The majestic shaft resembles a pineapple but needs to be manicured to keep a nice appearance.
The Canary Palm can survive everything from partial shade to full sun and is well-suited to USDA Zones 8B to 11.
Sometimes called the Fountain Palm, the Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis) is another favorite in South Florida landscapes, but is suitable for Zones 8A to 11.
It has a wide-spreading crown with bright green fan-shaped leaves that are divided into about 75 segments.
The fronds droop downward, creating a graceful fountain-like effect.
Although Chinese Fan Palms stay low to the ground when young, they will eventually grow to about 25 feet. Palmco offers single, double, triple and multi configurations.
About Palm Tree Grades
Before you start buying palm trees, our team will describe the three grades of trees as defined in the Florida Grades and Standards Manual.
Helping Customers Understand Differences Of Palm Grades:
• Florida Fancy (FF), the grade of Palmco’s trees, is “an exceptionally healthy and vigorous palm that is perfectly formed and foliated (subject to the natural growth of the species).” This is the most desirable grade; however, the prices of these trees may not fit all of your customers’ budgets.
• Florida No. 1 is “a healthy and vigorous palm that is well formed and foliated (subject to the natural growth of the species).” Grade #1 trees are perfectly acceptable to many customers and are more budget-friendly.
• Florida No. 2 is “a healthy palm that is fairly well formed with fair foliage quality (subject to the natural growth of the species).” This grade of tree is not used as frequently as FF and #1 grade trees.
Palmco will deliver rich, healthy palm trees from our nursery to your location in North Carolina.
If you find yourself in Florida, we encourage you to visit our 600-acre plantation in Bokeelia on Pine Island, FL in person. Or call us at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GOPALMCO to speak to an expert and learn more about your options.