Clearwater Palm Tree Nursery
Palm trees evoke images of tropical climates and exotic destinations. However, many people do not know that there are more than 2000 palm tree species. At Palmco, we offer a wide range of palm tree species to contractors, commercial developers, and landscapers throughout the U.S.
Our palm tree nursery in Bokeelia, FL, supplies wholesale palm trees in Boynton, Clearwater, and other locations in Florida. We have palm trees that can withstand all sorts of climates and geographic zones ranging from rainforest to desert. Palm trees are popular tree choices for many landscapers because of their versatility. You may even be surprised to learn about the many uses for palm trees.
Palm Tree Uses
Palm oil is derived from palm tree fruits, and it has multiple uses making it an essential ingredient for many products. Palm oil accounts for more than 30 percent of global oil production. It is a crucial ingredient in products from food to washing detergents. In addition, palm oil is a crucial ingredient in many beauty products, including body lotions and soap. Palm oil also provides a base for mixing medicine, including cough syrup. It is rich in vitamins, including Vitamin A, and plays an essential role in lowering cholesterol levels in the body.
Palm trees produce beverages such as palm wine, a popular liquor in many parts, especially the Caribbean. Palm wine is known for its distinct sweet and milky flavor produced by the fermentation of sap of various palm such as date palms. Palm wine is produced by making small incisions into the tree’s kernels and then tapping the sap that oozes out. The sap can reach an alcohol content level of up to four percent in a few hours. Palm wine is a tasty and popular beverage for many people, and it comes with multiple health benefits. It contains Vitamin C and other nutrients that improve eye health and prevent cancer cells’ growth.
Construction & Crafts
The trunk and leaves of palm trees can produce a wide range of building materials and crafts, including house walls, flooring, roofing, and rafters. A distinct feature of many palm tree species is their fibrous wood that can be pulled apart and used to make thatch for roofing. In addition, palm tree provides excellent wood or logs for making bridges. In addition, the fibrous wood can be used to make carpet, furniture, and wall coverings.
Some palm trees produce excellent wax for making scented candles. Unlike other wax products, palm wax is natural, renewable, eco-friendly, and offers an excellent choice for candle manufacturers looking for natural ingredients for their products.
Considering the natural climates where palm trees grow, the plant produces wax that can withstand a wide range of weather conditions and temperatures. In addition, palm tree wax has high contraction rates and takes colors exceptionally well. Also, palm wax can hold and emit fragrances much longer than paraffin-based wax.
At Palmco, our growers understand the multiple benefits of palm trees not just for beautifying landscapes but also in many other industries, including the food and beverage industries. We grow our palm trees in a 600-acre plantation on Pine Island, FL, complete with state-of-the-art irrigation systems minimizing the effect of our plantation on the environment.
Palmco’s tree nursery offers landscapers and commercial developers in Clearwater, FL, some of the best wholesale palm varieties in the U.S. Please contact us today for a free quote.