Estero Wholesale Palm Trees
Landscape contractors, architects and developers who are looking for wholesale palm trees to beautify resorts, golf courses, commercial properties or residential estates in Estero will find the healthiest, strongest plants at Palmco.
Palmco has been proudly growing the highest quality selection of field grown Florida Fancy (FF) palms for 30 years and is one of the largest palm and bamboo plantations in North America with over 600 acres in production. We offer breathtaking tropical and subtropical plants to customers across the Southeastern United States.
Estero has terrific weather for palms. Short, warm winters and long, hot, humid summers classify Estero and most of Southwest Florida as having either a humid subtropical climate or a tropical savanna climate. The region is in USDA Hardiness Zone 10a, where temperatures rarely rise to 100 degrees Fahrenheit or dip below freezing.
USDA hardiness zones are based on local average low temperatures, however, so use them only as a guide. There are other factors to consider when growing palm trees, such as rainfall, soil, drainage, wind, humidity, daylight, and heat. Ask Palmco’s knowledgeable staff about varieties that will grow best in your location.
Growing Palm Trees in Zone 10a
Whether you need one spectacular focal specimen for an exclusive client or several hundred palms for a large resort, Palmco can fill your design specifications. Here are several examples:
Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens) – Palmco is a leading supplier of field-grown Arecas in a variety of sizes. The dramatic clustering palm features many trunks that spring up from the base of the plant. Sometimes called the Feather Palm, its fluffy, fine-textured fronds give it a lush, full look. Arecas can reach heights up to 24 feet, making them well-suited to privacy screens, hedges and landscape backdrops. The canopy of these palms can grow 10 to 14 feet in diameter, so give them enough space to grow properly.
Caranday Palm (Copernicia alba) – This stunning and rather rare palm is cold hardy and can withstand temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. It requires full to partial sun and grows to about 40 feet tall in cultivation. Two-foot round, palmate (fan-shaped) leaves grow from the top of the trunk and range from light green to light blue in color. In the fall, it also develops small white flowers that are followed by berry-looking fruits in summer. The Caranday Palm is a stunning palm that could be used as a standalone focal point or grouped together using two to three for a stand out display.
Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) – If you need a palm tree for a partially shaded area such as an understory area, the Lady Palm is a great choice. In fact, it actually needs shade in order to maintain its dark green fronds. The maximum height of this clustering palm is roughly 6 to 12 feet, and it can also be grown indoors, including in atriums, corporate offices, and residential homes. The Lady Palm can withstand temperatures down into the low 20’s with minimal damage and needs to be fed and watered regularly.
Palmco carefully nurtures every plant to ensure that we have only the strongest and healthiest wholesale palm trees for our customers in Estero and throughout Southwest Florida. Call us today at (239) 283-1329 to explore your palm tree options.