Miami Palm Trees Nursery
Florida is home to more than just surf and sun.
We also have a great palm tree population that is the envy of many of the northern states. On the opposite coast from Miami, you’ll find Florida’s best palm trees nursery, just three hours away.
What makes Palmco different from other nurseries?
We are one of the largest palm tree plantations in the nation. Unlike many nurseries, we have specialized in growing wholesale palm trees for over 30 years and now grow clumping bamboo as well. Consequently, landscapers and developers will find just the right combination of plants to create a tropical paradise.
There are over 2,500 different varieties of palm trees, so choosing just the right palm for your project can be difficult.
The type of project will usually dictate the palms you should use.
Smaller palm trees make great screens or property dividers. Larger trees definitely make a statement in any project.
Here are some of the most popular palm trees in Florida, and a little about each one. Every project is different, so choose what works best for you!
Areca Palm Tree
This tree is also sometimes referred to as the Yellow Palm, the Butterfly Palm, the Cane Palm, and the Golden Feather Palm. It does well in zones 10A to 11, so it definitely isn’t very cold hardy. However, it is very popular in southern Florida. It originates from Madagascar and will only grow to about 20 feet. If you need a filler to create a screen or divider, this palm tree may do the trick, and it definitely reminds onlookers of the classic Florida palm tree.
Bottle Palm Tree
This little palm tree is well known for its bottle-shaped trunk. It is extremely eye-catching, and the bottle shape elongates as the tree grows, making even more of an unusual statement. The Bottle Palm tree is drought- and salt-tolerant, and you will find it growing throughout southern Florida. It grows best in zones 10B to 11. This palm usually reaches heights of about 12 feet.
Chinese Fan Palm
The Chinese Fan Palm will often grow to 25 feet tall. It can do well in zones 9A to 11, and is very slow growing. These palms are originally from China and Southern Japan, hence the common name. It is also known as the Livistona palm. It’s easily recognizable because of its large, spreading canopies. The fronds definitely make a beautiful statement if they are cared for well.
The Coconut Palm – Green Malayan
When people think of palm trees, coconuts often come to mind. The Green Malayan Coconut Palm does not disappoint! This large tree can reach heights of about 80 feet, and will start to produce coconuts when there are two or three feet of grey wood on the tree. This is much sooner than similar palm trees. Aside from the coconuts, these large trees are relatively low maintenance and do best in zones 10B to 11.
Finding the Right Palm Tree for Your Project
If you want to visit our palm trees nursery and are in the Miami area, head west for a few hours. We encourage you to visit Palmco for a look at our spectacular palms and clumping bamboo.
Give us a call at (239) 283-1329 for more information.