Best Palm Tree Nursery in Florida
Doing some research to locate the best palm tree nursery in Florida? Well, you have found the answer at Palmco!
Palmco grows dozens of varieties of top quality tropical and cold-hardy palms and clumping bamboo. We have 600+ acres under cultivation, which makes us one of the largest palm plantations in North America. With state-of-the-art, fully automated irrigation systems and extensive nutritional programs, Palmco continues to prepare for the future.
We nurture every plant in our warm, fertile environment, giving it ample space to grow and the proper nutrition. When it’s time to dig your trees for pick-up or delivery, our digging and strapping techniques leave no scarring or trauma to the palm.
With over 30 years of experience in the palm tree industry, Palmco is well versed in growth zones and transplant methodologies. We will provide you exact pictures of the trees you are purchasing and answer all your installation questions throughout the process.
Make a bold statement and beautify your landscape with some of our exotic palms that are well suited for your area:
Sylvestris Palm (Phoenix Sylvestris)
This low-maintenance palm has a variety of other names – Sylvester Palm, Toddy Palm, Wild Date Palm, Silver Date Palm, and India Date Palm. No matter what you call it, it’s one classy palm. It’s a slow grower (1 to 3 feet per year) but can reach heights of 40 feet.
Its slender trunk has an interesting diamond pattern created by leaf scars and can have a special cut done to it to make the deep orange of the trunk really stand out. The leaves are typically a silvery blue-green color. The palm’s bushy fronds have stiff, pointy leaves with spines along the stems, so they should be kept a safe distance from driveways and walkways. It is very cold hardy, drought-tolerant, and moderately-salt-tolerant
Fishtail Palm (Caryota Mitis)
The swirled green leaf blades of this beautiful palm are divided into many segments resembling the fancy tail of a goldfish, hence the name. These are bipinnate palms, meaning there are side branches off of the main branch, and they are the only palms with this unusual leaf anatomy.
Fishtails are also clustering palms and make wonderful privacy screens that are a great tropical alternative to bamboo. It likes a semi-shady/semi-sunny area where it will get watered regularly. Fishtails grow at a moderate rate to about 20 to 25 feet and have taken the landscape world by storm in the past 15 years. At Palmco, we grow our Fishtail palms in the field and keep a limited inventory of container material available. Lots of our field grown materials have as many as 9 heads and they make stunning stand alone centerpieces.
Dwarf Sugar (Arenga Engleri)
The Dwarf Sugar palm naturally grows in cluster form with the new growth emerging from the soil line close to the plant. This is a similar growth pattern to clumping bamboo. Its clustering nature allows the palms to be closely planted as a screen but will also become a handsome standalone specimen when given time and space.
The flower stalks look like spikes and grow from among the leaves. One Arenga engleri produces both male and female flowers and can reproduce on its own. The flowers are very colorful and are noted industry wide for their sweet smell. The fruits are about 1” in diameter. Don’t try to eat them though, they are caustic.
You will discover the highest quality specimens at Palmco, the best palm tree nursery in Florida, that are sure to please even your most finicky clients. Call us today at (239) 283-1329 to find out more about our palm tree selection.