Coral Springs Wholesale Palm Trees
Established 30 years ago on Pine Island, Florida, Palmco has over 600 acres planted with the choicest palms and bamboos, ranging from the exotic and rare to the most common and abundant. If you need Coral Springs wholesale palm trees for your latest landscaping project, we can help.
Broward County is in USDA Zone 10b, but it’s important to choose the right palm tree for the right location. Hurricanes and powerful tropical storm winds can be a factor in this region, so it’s important to choose palms that will thrive in your particular area.
Many varieties of palm trees have the ability to withstand high winds, but the tree’s age, health, soil condition, the storm’s duration, and whether it’s a solitary tree or stands in the midst of other trees, will all contribute to its durability. In general, palm trees have one terminal bud. If left undamaged, it will survive the wind no matter how many leaves and fronds are stripped from the trunk.
Here are several species of palm trees that stand up well to hurricanes and high winds:
Areca Palm – Scoring between 93 and 97 percent for wind-resistance according to a University of Florida study, this dramatic palm tree is a clustering palm, meaning that many trunks spring up from the base of the plant, giving it a lush full look. It has fluffy, fine-textured but dense fronds with canes that resemble clumping bamboo culms. It is sometimes called the Butterfly Palm or the Feather Palm and can reach heights of 15 to 20 feet, making it ideal as a privacy screen or hedge and as a landscape backdrop. Palmco is a leading supplier of field grown Arecas in a variety of sizes.
Pygmy Date Palm – This palm tree is 100 percent wind-resistant and one of the strongest of the palm species. The Pygmy Date Palm is a slow growing palm that grows up to 10 feet tall, making it one of the most widely used palms in the southern U.S. It doesn’t have a self cleaning trunk, so it will need some old leaf removal and a little pruning to develop a strong structure. However, it is mostly pest resistant, tolerates soil variations, is moderately drought tolerant, and grows in everything from partial shade to full sun.
Royal Palm – The Royal is one of many palm varieties that allows its fronds to be snapped off during a storm to protect the trunk and terminal bud from damage. Royal palms can even lose part of their crown shaft and regain a full canopy in just over two years. Popular for their grace and beauty, you will see them lining the streets of many cities. Royal Palms have a smooth gray trunk and dark green arching fronds, and they bloom with yellow flowers in the summer. They can reach up to 60 or 70 feet tall and 5 to 10 feet wide with a growth rate of around 12 inches each year.
Sabal Palm – Second in strength only to Pygmy Date palms, Sabal palms can withstand high winds up to 145 miles per hour. In fact, the wood of its trunk is so strong that it is often used to make wharf pilings, docks and poles. The Sabal can also tolerate very wet soil and is less likely to fall over. Also called Cabbage Palm and Carolina Palmetto, the Sabal palmetto is Florida’s state tree. It is the most widely distributed palm tree in Florida and can tolerate a wide variety of soil and weather conditions, including frosts and freezes. Queen Palms, which some people find more attractive, have very low wind tolerance in comparison.
If you are interested in Coral Springs wholesale palm trees that will resist high winds, or in any of the more than 20 species Palmco offers, we invite you to tour our farm in Bokeelia on Pine Island from Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.
Contact us at (239) 283-1329 to discuss your requirements with our staff of palm tree experts.