Ornamental Trees for Sale for Texas
Ornamental trees add color and appeal to any landscape. Palmco has a variety of wholesale plants and trees for sale that will thrive in Texas. Our plants can help you transform your customer’s commercial or residential landscape into a tropical oasis.
The coolest hardiness zone in Texas indicated by the USDA zone map is 6b, located north of Amarillo. The rest of Texas enjoys a very warm climate year-round, including the winter months, and most of the state falls between zones 7a and 10a (the Brownsville area).
Here are a few of our favorite options for Texas landscape designs:
King Sago – Plant the King Sago in zones 8 to 10 for its unique shape and texture and glossy metallic leaves. Despite its name, this is not a palm at all. It’s a cycad plant, one of the oldest plants in the world that date to prehistoric times. Originating in Japan’s southernmost islands, it enjoys the subtropical climate of the Gulf Coast and adapts to temperatures from 15 to 110°F, and full sun or partial shade.
White Bird of Paradise – Picture six- to eight-inch banana-like leaves atop a palm tree trunk, add huge, uniquely beautiful bird-like flowers, and you’ll have the exotically named White Bird of Paradise tree, or Strelitzia nicolai. This tree makes a spectacular accent plant in zones 9 to 11. Its size and bulk make it a unique and beautiful choice for large-scale commercial landscapes, golf courses, parks, campuses and shopping malls.
You can also make a bold statement and enhance your landscape with some of our exotic palms. When planting palm trees, it’s important to choose a variety that will withstand the coldest weather in your specific area. The following varieties are suitable for different parts of Texas:
Fishtail Palm – This palm was named for its unusual fishtail shaped leaves and thick, swirled layers of ruffled fronds. It is the only palm with a bipinnate leaf anatomy. Fishtails grow at a moderate rate to about 20 to 25 feet and have taken the landscape world by storm in the past 15 years. Grow it in zone 10a as a stunning standalone centerpiece.
Pindo Palm – Originating in the forests of Brazil, this is one of the hardiest landscape palms currently in production. It has graceful, feather-like blue-green fronds and slowly grows to an average of 15 to 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide. It likes a sunny, moist, and well-drained location in zones 8a to 10b and is very drought and cold tolerant, handling frosts and freezes without a problem.
Windmill Palm – This palm has fronds that are divided into about 30 leaf segments ranging from yellow-green to dark green and grow upward. They vibrate in the wind and look as though they are spinning… like a windmill. It is one of the most cold-hardy palms, tolerating temperatures as low as 5°F, and thrives in zones 7b to 10b. Although Windmills can reach 40 feet, most top out at 25 feet. They like a sunny, moist and well drained area, and are stunning when planted in multiples.
Fortunately, when choosing ornamental trees, Palmco has plenty of options for sale that will thrive in Texas. The best way to narrow down your choices is to pay a visit to our 600+ acre plantation in Bokeelia, Florida, and see the plants for yourself. Call us at (239) 283-1329 to get started on putting your eye-catching landscape together!