Palm Tree Nursery In Melbourne
When professional landscaping professionals begin their search for palms to dress up their clients’ landscape in Melbourne, Florida, they know they can depend on the palm tree nursery at Palmco to supply them with the right palms for their job.
We grow cold hardy palms that are suitable for your North Florida climate.
If you plant a tropical palm in the desert, it will hate the dry summer winds and cold winter temperatures. Unfortunately, many people buy palm trees without finding out if the plants will grow and actually thrive in the climate they are planted.
Melbourne has a humid subtropical climate, enjoying a hot and wet season (late May through October) and a warm and dry season (November through April).
This places it in USDA Zone 9b.
Winter lows range from 25 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit, with a rare frost. The hot, dry air pushes in from inland, while the cool, moist air comes from the Atlantic Ocean.
Plants that prefer cool and moist summers can be difficult to grow in Zone 9b, whereas heat-loving plants, like most palm trees, should thrive with a minimum of attention. But it’s important to consider other factors, such as your elevation, microclimate, wind and rainfall, to truely understand which plants will work best in your precise location.
You can find plants that are perfectly suited for your landscape at Palmco.
Established 30 years ago on Pine Island, Florida, we have 600-plus acres planted in the most desirable FF (Florida Fancy) palms and the finest clumping bamboos, ranging from exotic varieties to the most well-known.
Make a statement with Palmco’s magnificent palms that are well-suited to Melbourne and Zone 9b:
Canary Palm or Canary Island Date Palm – This slow-growing palm is extremely hardy and makes a bold statement. It has a massive canopy and caliper, and can grow to 50 or 60 feet. The majestic shaft resembles a pineapple but needs to be manicured to maintain its impressive look. This palm can withstand quite a bit of cold. Although it’s most suitable for Zones 9a to 11, it has been known to survive as far north as Zone 8. Phoenix canariensis is drought and salt-tolerant, loves the sun, and will need some extra space in your landscape.
Caranday Palm or Caranday Wax Palm – Copernicia alba or Trithrinax campestris is a stunning and rather rare palm. It grows quite well in Zones 9a to 11 to about 30 to 40 feet tall in cultivation. Two-foot round, palmate (fan-shaped) leaves grow from the top of the trunk and range from light green to light blue in color. In the fall, it also develops small white flowers which are followed by berry looking fruits in summer. The Caranday also produces a wax that is used for lipstick, candles and some car polishes. Plant them in groups of three at staggered heights for an impressive display.
Lady Palm – If you need a palm tree that loves a partially shaded area, the Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) can handle it. In fact, it actually needs shade in order for its fronds to stay dark green. The maximum height of this clustering palm is roughly 6 to 12 feet, and it can also be grown indoors. It can also grow outside in summer and inside in winter without problems. The Lady Palm is ideal for Zones 9 to 11, and it can withstand temperatures down into the low 20’s with minimal damage.
When you’re looking for a palm tree nursery in the Melbourne, Florida area with the expertise to help you choose palm specimens that will grow beautifully in your climate and make your client happy…
Then get in touch with our team Palmco at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GOPALMCO.
We can help.