Palm Tree Nursery
At Palmco, as the name implies, we are palm tree specialists!
We invite you to stroll through our palm tree nursery in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida, to see our wide selection of spectacular plants. With over 600 acres in production, we are one of the largest palm plantations in North America.
We supply approximately 40 varieties of tropical and cold hardy palms to landscape architects, landscapers and wholesale buyers throughout Florida and the contiguous United States.
We specialize in offering a wide range of palms with different heights, shapes, textures and even colors.
Since 1984, Palmco has developed an unparalleled expertise in growing about 40 varieties of FF-grade palms and about 20 spectacular varieties of clumping bamboos. With our state-of-the-art equipment and incomparable customer service, our delivery systems enable us to dig today and deliver tomorrow.
How to Choose Palm Trees
Consider these six basic factors when selecting the best palm trees for your landscape:
1. Size At Maturity.
How tall will the palm eventually grow? Some varieties grow rather fast and can reach heights of 50 to 100 feet. Ignoring this factor may cause the trees to overpower the landscape, interfere with overhead power lines, or threaten nearby buildings.
Many varieties of palm trees love the full sun, but some actually prefer partially shady conditions. If you plant a sun-loving palm in the shade, it can weaken and disfigure the plant as it tries to reach toward the sun. And, if your palm loves shade, planting it in direct sunlight can cause its leaves to burn, turn brown and die.
Most palm trees don’t like cold. Even a short frost can weaken them, making them vulnerable to insects and disease. Our cold-hardy palm trees originate in exotic places around the world and can be grown in 40 out of 50 U.S. states. Ask our experts which varieties of palms are best suited for your particular climate and growing conditions.
Light, well-drained soil is a must. Palms generally don’t like compacted soils with few air pockets. Sandy loam soils will provide the best environment for their spreading roots.
The amount of water a palm needs to keep it healthy and happy will depend on the variety, and newly transplanted palms will need frequent watering while they get acclimated. Each newly planted tree should have its own dedicated source of water, i.e. 2-3 gallon per minute bubblers. In general, during hot weather, palm trees may need a little bit more water and, during cold weather, a little less. Most well-established palms have a good level of drought tolerance.
When transplanting palms, consider using a high quality inoculant that contains beneficial endomycorrhizal fungi to create the ideal conditions for the plants to grow vigorously and extract the water and nutrients they need from the soil.
If you’re creating a landscape with a tropical flare, Palmco can help.
Years of hard work and generations of experience have made us a leader in the palm industry.
Bring in your plot plans, drawings or photos, and our team will work with you to create the perfect package of plants for your landscape project.
The best way to narrow down your choices is to pay a visit to our 600+ acre palm tree nursery and see the palms for yourself.
Palmco’s dedication to quality service is recognized throughout the industry.
Call us at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GOPALMCO to start putting together your tropical landscape with palms that will flourish in your area.