Palm Trees for Sale in Pembroke Pines, Florida
Wondering where to find palm trees for sale in Pembroke Pines, Florida? Palmco is Florida’s premier grower of Florida Fancy (FF) grade palms.
Palmco grows dozens of varieties of Florida Fancy (FF) palms, and we have 600+ acres under cultivation in Bokeelia on Pine Island. We nurture every plant in our warm, fertile environment, giving it ample space to grow and the proper nutrition. We have been assisting landscapers and landscape designers for more than 30 years.
About Palm Tree Grades
Before you start choosing palm trees, we’ll describe the three grades of trees as defined in the Florida Grades and Standards Manual:
- 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 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.
Transplanting Palm Trees
Palms create striking silhouettes in any landscape. Small varieties with attractive trunks and fluffy, full-to-the-ground fronds are beautiful as backdrops or when surrounded by other flowering shrubs. Large varieties, whether majestic or willowy, are spectacular as avenue plantings and as single specimens. So, here are the instructions for transplanting palm trees:
- Time it. Because palms usually go through rapid root growth in warm months, consider transplanting them in the spring or early summer.
- Acclimatize it. If you’re going to move the palm to a different location, get it acclimated to the new location by moving it in its container about a week before you transplant it.
- Stimulate it. Dig the hole twice the diameter of the container. A good way to reduce transplant shock is to add a high-quality root stimulator to the hole.
- Slide it. The root ball should slide out of the container easily. Lay larger palms on their sides and, if in plastic pots, cut the plastic with scissors without damaging the root ball.
- Plant it. To avoid root rot, place the palm at the same depth it was growing at previously or slightly above grade. Place the root ball into the container (or ground) carefully, without breaking it apart.
- Water it. Each tree should have its own dedicated source of water; i.e., 2-3 gallon-per-minute bubblers. Larger trees will more than likely require 2-3 bubblers placed on both sides of the root ball.
Palmco has many sizes of palm trees available at our farm and can mix and match heights for any size job. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect palms for sale that will flourish in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Get in touch with us at (239) 283-1329 to discuss your requirements.