Hialeah Palm Tree Nursery
Whether your clients need a tall, majestic and formal palm, or one that is smaller, willowy and casual, you’ll find exactly what is needed for your Hialeah landscape at Palmco’s palm tree nursery in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida.
We are one of the largest palm plantations in North America, growing 40 varieties of Florida Fancy (FF) grade palms on 600-plus acres. Landscapers, landscape architects and designers enjoy our huge selection of rare palm trees, rare palm seedlings, and cycads from around the world.
Our palms range from cold-hardy to tropical and from conventional to exotic.
We also grow dozens of species of clumping bamboo, and can source almost any other plants your landscape needs, from rare wholesale magnolias and live oaks to shady ladies, sea grapes, and other quality plants.
Fascinating Palm Tree Trivia
Most people associate palms with the sun, sand and surf.
However, the diverse species can be found in deserts, rainforests and everything in between, all over the world.
Here are some other interesting facts about palm trees:
- There are almost 3,000 species of palms, with over 150 species of coconut palms alone.
- Palm trees are an ancient group of plants and appear in fossils from about 100 million years ago.
- Only a few palms are indigenous to the continental United States; however, many exotic species have been imported and some have been widely naturalized.
- The largest seed in the plant kingdom is the coconut – the fruit of the coconut palm. The largest of these is from the sea coconut (also known as Coco de Mer), a palm species from the rainforests of the Seychelles. Its seed grows to about 20 inches across.
- The Raffia Palm (native to Africa) is known for having the longest leaves in the plant kingdom – up to 82 feet long and 9 feet wide.
- The Needle Palm is native to the subtropical southeastern U.S. It is also one of the world’s most cold-hardy palms, and can grow as far north as coastal New Jersey.
- Palm trunks do not get thicker like other trees; they simply grow taller.
Zone 10B Palms
With hot, humid summers averaging 88° F to 92° F, a significant amount of rain, and mild winters with virtually no frosts, Hialeah and Miami-Dade County enjoy a tropical monsoon climate.
Here’s a few of our lesser known species of palms that grow extremely well in USDA Zone 10b:
The beautiful Fishtail has swirled layers of ruffled fronds that resemble a goldfish’s jagged tail. They are wonderful specimen plants and also make great backdrops for other plants. At Palmco, we grow our Fishtail palms in the field, and some have as many as 9 heads.
Also called the Cabbage Palm, this is Florida’s State Tree. It grows slowly, in nearly any type of soil, to heights of 40 to 50 feet. It has white flowers that bloom in summer and its central bud looks like a cabbage head (thus the “cabbage” name). Our Sabal palms come slick, booted, curved, or regenerated.
Another Florida native, the Thatch Palm thrives in the coastal and warmer areas of South Florida. If planted in the shade, it will stay low to the ground for a long time but will eventually reach 15 to 20 feet tall. Thatch Palms prefer moist sandy soil with good drainage and tolerate salt and drought very well.
When you need spectacular trees in Hialeah, contact Palmco at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GOPALMCO to get started.
Liscenced professional lansdscapers are welcome to visit our palm tree nursery and find the plants to match their design requirements.
Our dedicated customer service team will help you select wholesale palms to beautify any setting.