North Port Palm Tree Nursery
With nearly 3,000 species of palms in the world, there’s one that will work in every landscape in North Port, Florida. Whether you need a single magnificent palm for an exclusive client or several hundred for a large resort development, Palmco’s palm tree nursery can solve all your landscaping needs.
Palmco has been proudly growing the highest quality selection of field grown Florida Fancy (FF) palms for 30 years. Florida Fancy (FF) is defined by the Florida Grades and Standards Manual as “an exceptionally healthy and vigorous palm that is perfectly formed and foliated (subject to the natural growth of the species).” This is the most desirable grade of palm tree.
Palm Trees for North Port
North Port is considered to be in both USDA Zone 10A and 9B. At Palmco, we pride ourselves on being able to offer you a large selection of unique palm trees, rare palm seedlings, and cycads from all over the world. Some of our most unusual species that are suitable for North Port include:
Cat Palm- This palm is similar in appearance to the Areca except that its leaf stems are green instead of the golden yellow associated with Arecas. It is also a smaller palm, but its bushy leaf structure makes it a beautiful choice as an accent, short/dense screen, or backdrop. Many people plant these palms indoors as well. The Cat palm only grows 6 to 8 feet tall and prefers shadier locations.
Mule Palm – This is an eye-catching beauty that you won’t see everywhere. It is one of the hardiest feather palms and is a man-made hybrid between the Pindo and Queen palms. The Mule palm is difficult to produce, however, so mature specimens are rare but, by all definitions, this is the perfect palm. Its slightly curved trunks have a coconut-like appearance, giving the palm a tropical appeal. The Mule palm grows fast to about 20 feet and is extremely cold hardy.
Nitida Palm – This large canopy palm with dark green foliage and an attractive thatched trunk, Livistona nitida, comes from Australia’s Carnarvon Gorge and is sometimes called the Carnarvon Gorge Palm. It is fast growing to average heights of 40 to 50 feet. The Nitida likes water but will tolerate periods of drought. It’s also super cold-hardy and can withstand 20°F temperatures without damage. Grow Nitida palms as avenue plantings or in groups with staggered heights in Zones 8 to 11.
Sylvestris Palm– This low-maintenance palm has a variety of other names – Sylvester Palm, Toddy Palm, Wild Date Palm, Silver Date Palm, and India Date Palm. No matter what you call it, it’s one classy palm. It’s a slow grower (1 to 3 feet per year) but can reach heights of 40 feet. Its slender trunk has an interesting diamond pattern created by leaf scars and can have a special cut done to it to make the deep orange of the trunk really stand out. The leaves are typically a silvery blue-green color. The palm’s bushy fronds have stiff, pointy leaves with spines along the stems, so they should be kept a safe distance from driveways and walkways. It is very cold hardy, drought-tolerant, and moderately-salt-tolerant.
We invite you to tour Palmco’s Florida palm tree nursery as you consider palms of differing heights, shapes, textures, and even colors for your clients’ North Port properties. You will discover specimens that are sure to please even your most finicky clients. Call us today at 239.283.1329 to find out more about our palm tree selection.