Florida Palm Trees For Sale
Palmco is Florida’s premier grower and wholesaler of top quality palms.
We are located in the quaint fishing and farming community of Bokeelia on the north end of Pine Island, Florida. With more than 600 acres in production, we are one of the largest palm plantations in North America, with Florida palm trees for sale to help you create a tropical paradise.
One of our proudest accomplishments is our environmentally conscious growing process.
To make sure that we provide you with the very best specimens, we utilize state-of-the-art irrigation and fertilization systems. These systems work together with our soil moisture monitoring stations to nourish the trees and prevent impurities from leaching into the surrounding soil and groundwater.
We never use restricted-use chemicals, and we recycle all plant waste and by-products into mulch for use in our palm tree beds.
This helps us reduce our water usage and improve the soil for future generations.
Not all palms grow in tropical or subtropical climates. Most thrive in warm climates, some of the cold-hardy species can grow in climates that dip to 20°F, and some can survive even colder weather at 0°F or below.
In general, however, you can use the following tips to care for all types of outdoor palm trees.
Choose an area with well-drained soil that is not prone to standing water. The hole should be two or three times the width of the base of the tree and only deep enough to contain the root ball. Be gentle when handling the bark as you plant the palm, and then fill the hole with soil. Add a two or three-inch layer of mulch around the roots to help retain moisture.
Expect to water your newly planted palms two or three times per week during the first years’ growing season. Once established, watering thoroughly every other week in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks in winter should be adequate. Most mature palms enjoy moist (but not soggy) soil during growing season but are somewhat drought-resistant. During colder months, you only need to water them periodically, but be sure to soak the base of the tree when you do. Avoid watering the palm if temperatures are near freezing.
Palms are fairly tolerant of different soils, but they will be healthiest in soil containing minerals such as potassium and manganese. (If you experience yellowing fronds, the tree may have a potassium deficiency.) Fertilize them during the growing season with a slow-release formula made for palm trees, spreading the fertilizer over the entire root zone and follow it with a thorough watering.
Pruning a palm can negatively affect its cold and disease tolerance; however, it may occasionally need your help to remove broken or dead fronds as well as flower and fruit stalks. It’s OK to remove browned fronds, but not before they are about 3/4 brown because they are sending nutrients to emerging new fronds. Some palms will shed fronds naturally.
Avoiding Trunk Damage
Never cut off the trunk of a palm unless you want to kill it. Also, wounds in the trunk of a palm tree caused by a weed trimmer or lawnmower will never heal. Avoid damaging the trunk or you will give diseases and pests an entryway to the core of the tree.
At Palmco, we have over 40 species of the choicest Florida palm trees for sale on our farm.
We are dediated to selecting and delivering our palms in excellent condition time and time again. We invite you to check our palm varieties or tour our farm to find out what sets us apart from other nurseries.
Contact us at (239) 283-1329 for answers to any questions you may have about palms and bamboos.