Southwest Florida Wholesale Palm Trees and Bamboo
Established in 1984 on Pine Island, Florida, Palmco grows over 600 acres of the choicest palms and clumping bamboos, ranging from the most common and plentiful varieties to the exotic and rare.
Get in touch with us for assistance with Southwest Florida wholesale palm trees and bamboo to fit both your design and your climate.
Southwest Florida, home to Palmco, is a tropical paradise.
We are located along the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s southwest coast. The region stretches from the southern part of Sarasota County, through Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, and continues southward through Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island. It encompasses Charlotte County, Collier County and Lee County.
To help you determine which plants will work best for you, the USDA Hardiness Zones are the best indicator of whether a particular plant can tolerate the Southwestern Florida winters. For more information, please visit the following region-specific pages:
Southwest Florida Climate
Our short, warm winters and long, hot, humid summers classify most of Southwest Florida as having either a humid subtropical climate or a tropical savanna climate. This places us in USDA Hardiness Zone 10a. Rarely do the temperatures rise to 100 °F or dip below freezing.
In fact, these perfect temperatures on our barrier island enable us to create an excellent environment for our palms and bamboo to reach their best potential.
When choosing palm trees and bamboo, be sure to select varieties that will withstand the coldest weather in your area. USDA hardiness zones are based on local average low temperatures, but use them only as a guide. There are other factors to consider when growing palms and bamboo, such as rainfall, soil, drainage, wind, humidity, daylight, and heat.
Ask us about the varieties that will grow best in your location.
Growing Palms and Clumping Bamboo in Zone 10a
Many varieties of palm trees and bamboo flourish in Southwest Florida. Here are just a few examples of each that grow beautifully in Zone 10a:
• Areca Palm – The dramatic Dypsis lutescens is a clustering palm, meaning that many trunks spring up from the base of the plant. It has fluffy, fine-textured but dense fronds and a lush, full look. Arecas can reach heights of 15 to 20 feet, making them ideal for privacy screens, hedges and landscape backdrops. Its canopy can grow 8 to 10 feet in diameter, so give it enough room to grow properly. Palmco is a leading supplier of field-grown Arecas in a variety of sizes.
• Paurotis Palm – The beautiful clustering Acoelorrhaphe wrightii forms a tropical oasis of slim trunks, fan-shaped leaves and a casual, "naturalized" Florida look. It grows slowly in full sun to partial shade, is salt tolerant, and can eventually reach a height of 25 feet with a spread as wide as 15 feet. It is cold hardy throughout Southwest Florida to 25º F. Paurotis is native to the Everglades and, in the wild, is protected by Florida law.
• Angel Mist Bamboo – This is one of our rarest Chinese clumping bamboos. Although it grows to a typical height of 35 feet, it’s actually one of the smallest of the Dendrocalamus species. It has 3-inch diameter pale lime green culms with dark green stripes and a waxy powdery covering that earns it the nickname of Ghost Bamboo. It makes a colorful attention-getting centerpiece, privacy screen, living fence or driveway planting.
• Graceful Bamboo – Bambusa textilis gracilis lives up to its name – it’s graceful and luxuriant and one of our favorite bamboos. Mature plants will be branchless on the lower third of the culms, so you can see the attractive 1-inch diameter canes without having to prune the plant. This clumping bamboo is ideal for screening in a narrow space or where a strong vertical look is desired. It will remain evergreen down to about 18°F.
Fortunately, when choosing Southwest Florida wholesale palm trees and bamboo, you’ll have plenty of options that will thrive in your area. The best way to narrow down your choices is to pay a visit to our plantation in Bokeelia, Florida, and see the plants for yourself.
Call us at (239) 283-1329 to get started. We’re always thrilled to show off our spectacular plants!