Palm Tree Growers in Florida
You won’t find palm tree growers in Florida better than Palmco. We are home to more than 30 species of palm trees. And, since we are located on charming Pine Island, we have the perfect tropical oasis for their growth.
Palmco is a family owned business established in 1984. Since then, we have worked hard to ensure our customer service is exceptional and our palm trees the choicest in the world. In fact, many of our palms are located in prestigious places across the globe.
As one of the largest palm tree plantations in the country, we are home to more than 600 acres of palm tree production. And, with three generations of palm tree growers, we are able to produce the most widely and abundantly used palms as well as those that are rare and exotic. Everything you need to know about palms you can learn from us!
Great Palm Tree Choices
As a landscape designer or architect, you will eventually be exposed to clientele that desire palm trees in their residential or commercial landscaping. This means it is a good idea for you to know a little about some of the best palms on the market. That is why our experts would like to tell you about some wonderful palm tree choices:
Alexander (Ptychosterma elegans). This is a moderate growing palm that originates in Australia. It has a slender trunk and relatively small canopy, making it perfect for narrow spaces. The old fronds will fall off by themselves, so this palm is a maintenance-free dream. It loves sun and, if protected from cold and drying winds, will reach 20 to 25 feet. Alexander naturally grows as a single, but, at Palmco, we also grow them as doubles, triples and even in multi trunk beauties.
King Alexander (Archontophoenix alexandrae). This is a noble palm that will work well as a centerpiece or even in a group. It looks a lot like a coconut palm and is cold hardy, able to withstand temperatures as low as 26 degrees Fahrenheit. It is a moderate grower and can hit 40 feet tall. King Palms come in configurations of singles, doubles, and triples and we grow all three options. Like the Alexander it is also from Australia.
Paurotis (Acorelorrhaphe wrightii). If your clients are seeking a native Florida palm this is a great option. It is very versatile and only requires moderate maintenance. Uniquely designed, it will bear dense foliage nearly all the way to the ground, so it makes a great screening option or a beautiful focal point. It grows slowly and doesn’t usually exceed 20 feet in height. The best part is that it has no known pest problems!
Thatch Palm or Florida Thatch Palm (Thrinax radiata). Native to Florida, the Thatch palm loves the coastal and warm, humid areas of Delray Beach. It has a slender grey trunk with dark green fan-shaped leaves at the top which are about three feet long and have drooping tips. It also produces white flowers on yellow stems. If planted in the shade, the Thatch Palm will stay low to the ground for a long time but will eventually reach 15 to 20 feet. These palms enjoy moist, sandy, well-drained soil, and tolerate salt and drought very well.
Now that you have learned about just a few of the palm trees available to you from palm tree growers in Florida, we hope that you will reach out to us. Palmco is home to palm tree experts and gorgeous palms and bamboo for all your installation needs. Give us a call at (239) 283 1329 to place an order or to ask questions.