Palm Tree Nursery South Carolina
Does your resort, golf course or residential/commercial development in South Carolina need palm trees as spectacular focal specimens or magnificent avenue plantings?
Do you know which plants will thrive in your area?
Visit or call Palmco’s farm and palm tree nursery in Bokeelia on Pine Island to see how we can help.
Palmco has more than 600 acres under cultivation with FF (Florida Fancy) grade wholesale palms and clumping bamboo.
We nurture every plant in our warm, fertile environment.
Providing plants with ample space to grow, state-of-the-art irrigation systems, and extensive nutritional programs to ensure that we produce only the strongest and healthiest specimens.
Some palms are wonderful when used as specimen pieces, and are sure to draw endless attention from whoever passes by them. Other palms are great as accents, particularly when doubled or tripled in groups.
If you are looking for landscaping or architectural trees in South Carolina, Palmco should be at the top of your list!
The South Carolina Climate
South Carolina is by no means cold, but is not as warm as Florida.
Its climate ranges from USDA Zones 7A to 9A, with the majority of the state lying in the 8A-9A range.
This means that the lowest annual temperature in the state is, on average, 0 degrees Fahrenheit, and that much of the state bottoms out annually at between 10 and 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Suitable Palms for South Carolina
The humid subtropical climate, hot summers and mild winters in Charleston, Columbia, Florence and Hilton Head Island are not at all inhospitable for palm trees, so long as the trees are hardy enough to withstand occasional freezes.
One such palm is the Mule Palm (xButiagrus nabonnandii), which is cold hardy down to about 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Mule Palm, growing routinely as tall as 20 feet, is a sterile hybrid of the Pindo and Queen palms, both cold-hardy trees, which accounts for its temperament. Mule Palms have a dark brown trunk with massive caliper. The pinnate structured fronds are long with wide, dark green leaflets that look like a coconut palm.
Another great option is the European Fan or Mediterranean Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis), a popular variety that looks exotic in any landscape. It features fan-shaped leaves and produces small yellow flowers in the spring.
It is wind-resistant and one the hardiest of all palms. Growing to only about 10 feet tall, it makes a stunning focal point in spaces of any size.
The Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei), also called the Chinese Windmill Palm, is capable of growing in climates as cold as Zone 7B, which means it is suited to nearly all of South Carolina’s zones. It has palmate fronds that grow upward, ranging from yellow-green to dark green.
Windmills are rather slender at 8 to 10 inches in diameter and narrower at the base than at the top, with trunks covered with a loose mat of coarse gray or brown fiber.
The Queen Palm (Syagrus Romanzoffiana) grows best in full sun to a maximum height of about 40 feet. Its trunk is singular, gray, and smooth with scars of old fronds. The lacy fronds are dark green and pinnate, with double rows of leaflets.
The Queen is notable for its spectacular clusters of flowers and fruits.
It is known to tolerate temperatures down to 25 degrees Fahrenheit but some Queen Palm enthusiasts have found that it can survive temperatures into the upper teens.
When you need a spectacular, healthy specimen for your South Carolina landscape, Palmco can help you select the best plants.
Our palm tree nursery is a premier supplier of high-quality wholesale tropical plant material.
Give us a call today at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GOPALMCO.