Cape Coral Palm Tree Nursery
There are about 3,000 species of palms in the world.
Palmco grows more than 40 spectacular varieties on Palm Island, Florida.
If your a landscaping company with jobsites in or near Cape Coral, call our palm tree nursery to learn more about our wide variety of healthy and unique palms.
Many of us think of palm trees as those traditional long-trunked specimens with coconuts hanging under their majestic fronds.
We expect to see them in tropical environments, such as Hawaii, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. However, they are common in Florida, California, Arizona, Texas and many other states.
Surprisingly, some species of palm trees are bred to withstand temperate climates and cold winters, and can grow as far North as Michigan. With so many different varieties of the palm tree, it is very important to know which species will thrive in your area.
Most palm trees can be differentiated by their fronds:
- Pinnate leaves, or “feather” leaves, generally have two rows of leaflets that resemble feathers on each side of the stem.
- Palmate leaves, or “fan” leaves, have leaflets that radiate from the base of the leaf. They resemble an open hand with fingers radiating out from its palm.
- Other variations include costapalmate, bipinnate, simple, bifid, or, in some cases, a completely irregular leaf shape.
Palms also grow in two different patterns – solitary or clustering. A solitary palm has one tall, straight trunk like a column, and new leaves are produced at the top.
Clustering palms grow new stems from ground level (developing mostly underground), but the stems are attached together in a clump and are part of one plant. The multi-trunk species of palm trees are usually shorter than the single trunk species.
Below are a few examples of the interesting palm trees available from Palmco:
(Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) This slow-growing palm has a uniquely shaped trunk (bottle-shaped) and averages 5 to 7 feet in height. It doesn’t produce many fronds, but they are long and graceful. This is an outstanding accent palm for tropical gardens or sheltered entrance areas, and you will often see it in the center of a circular driveway. It is drought-tolerant, but freezing or sub-freezing temperatures can kill it. This is an excellent container palm due to its slow growth.
(Rhapis excelsa) The Lady palm has moderate to low light requirements, making it an ideal palm for use in understory plantings. Other uses include low screening, single specimen plantings, container plantings, beds, borders and as a privacy screen. It can be used indoors or out. The maximum height of this clustering palm is roughly 6 to 12 feet. It needs shade in order for the fronds to stay dark green.
(Bismarckia nobilis) The Bismarckia is a dramatic single trunk palm that can grow up to 30 feet, so it needs plenty of space. It’s named for the first chancellor of the German Empire, Otto Von Bismarck, and is one of the most beautiful and desirable fan palms. It features very large silvery blue fan-shaped fronds that reach 10 feet across. The colors are striking and it is best used as a very large, dominating specimen.
Landscaping professionals know our palm tree nursery produces some of the healthiest palms. Both commercial and residential jobsites are enhanced with materials produced at Palmco.
Boasting over 600 acres in production, we are one of the largest palm plantations in North America.
Contact us at (239) 283-1329 to discuss your requirements.