Palm Tree Nursery Virginia
Palms have some distinct advantages over other types of trees.
Used frequently by landscapers and architects, they are some of the most iconic plants in the world.
They evoke images of exotic vacations, deep relaxation and ocean breezes.
Although you’ll find them everywhere in Florida, Palmco delivers a wide variety of wholesale cold-hardy palms to Virginia from our nursery in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida.
Palms in Virginia’s climate
Virginia has a climate that ranges from USDA Zones 5A to 8A, with most of the state lying in the 6B-8A range.
Because of its climate, Virginia demands cold-hardy palms.
At Palmco, we offer several varieties of Palms that are suited to the climate in Norfolk, Alexandria, Newport News, Richmond and Roanoke, or elsewhere in Virginia.
One such palm is the Sabal Palm (Sabal palmetto or Cabbage Palm), which can grow in climates as cold as Zone 7B.
The low-cost, extremely slow-growing Sabal is a widely used palm that is remarkably charming. Its elegant silhouette is iconic – conjuring images of warm southern sunsets. Capable of growing in very cold climates, the Sabal palm is ideal for use in Virginia.
The European Fan Palm or Mediterranean Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis) is another popular variety with fan-shaped leaves that give it an exotic look in any landscape. It also produces small yellow flowers in the spring.
This palm is wind-resistant and is among the hardiest of all palms. Growing to only about 10 feet tall, it is ideal as a focal point in spaces of any size.
Palm tree care tips
Use the following tips to care for all types of outdoor palm trees.
• Planting – Choose an area with well-drained soil that is not prone to standing water.
Add a two or three-inch layer of mulch around the roots to help retain moisture. If your property experiences prolonged periods of cold or frost, wind exposure will make the situation worse. Plant in areas on the south and east sides of structures where the trees will have better protection.
• Watering – Water newly planted palms two or three times per week during their first year of growth. Once established, every other week in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks in winter should be adequate.
During cold months, soak the base of the tree when you do water, but avoid watering if temperatures are near freezing.
• Feeding – Palms are fairly tolerant of different soils, but they will be healthiest in soil containing minerals such as potassium and manganese.
Fertilize them during the growing season with a slow-release formula made for palm trees, spreading the fertilizer over the entire root zone and following through with a thorough watering.
Customer Driven Service
At Palmco, we differentiate ourselves from our competitors by really focusing on our customers.
Our dedicated staff takes great pride in delivering our palms on-time, in excellent condition, and ready to plant. Through the years, we have responded to the needs of landscapers, landscape architects and designers, by investing in the latest equipment, expanding our expertise, and creating the delivery systems that enable us to dig today and deliver tomorrow.
Our goal to deliver experiences that create loyal, satisfied Palmco customers for life.
Turn your customer’s outdoor space in Virginia into a tropical oasis with choice trees from Palmco’s nursery, one of the largest in North America. We are ready to accommodate your needs by delivering our healthy palms to your doorstep whenever you’re ready for them.
If you find yourself in Florida, come visit us in person.
Or call to discuss your needs with one of our experts at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GOPALMCO.