Palm Trees for Sale in Louisiana
Looking for palm trees for sale in Louisiana? You will be best served by Palmco’s Florida location. We are one of the largest palm tree plantations in the country with more than 600 acres of palm tree production.
Palmco is a family owned business established in 1984 and located on charming Pine Island. We grow the choicest palms ranging from the exotic and rare to the most abundant and widely used. Every plant is nurtured to grow healthy and strong to provide the quality that our customers demand. Palmco palms can be found at many of the most prestigious locations around the world. So, getting your palm to Louisiana on time and in pristine, ready-to-plant condition, is not a problem for us!
Which Palms are Best for Louisiana?
As an architect or landscape designer you might be wondering, “Which palm trees are best for Louisiana?” The easiest way to make that determination is to know that Louisiana is in USDA Zones 8 & 9. Here are some palm trees that will work best for that area:
Mule (xButiagrus nabonnandii). This palm is great for customers that are looking for a palm tree that no one else in the neighborhood has. It is palm is reliant on human intervention to be mass produced for the landscaping industry. The Mule palm is a hybrid of the Pindo and Queen palms. Both of them are cold hardy and when put together they have produced an equally cold hardy offspring. The propagation methods keep this palm’s price on the high end. But, it’s a perfect option for the low temperatures that are seen during Louisiana winters. Its typical height is 20 feet tall, and it’s a slow grower.
Nitida (Livistona nitida). This is another obscure species hailing from a remote location in central Queensland in Australia. It gets its name for the glossy, jet black fruit, it produces. Since they have only recently been introduced into cultivation, they are still fairly rare so that makes them another great stand-out palm for those of you in Louisiana. They are cold tolerant to 24 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes them better suited for the southern part of the state. Nitida are large canopy palms so if you intend to plant more than one you should space them about 12-15 feet apart. And, though they can reach heights of 100 feet, they generally don’t grow past 50.
Sylvestris (Phoenix Sylvestris). Hailing from India, this slow growing palm can reach heights of 40 feet. But that’s not the most impressive aspect of the Sylvestris palm. In truth, it is a very versatile and functional palm. The fruit from the Sylvestris is used to make wine and jelly. Plus, the leaves are often used to make mats and bags in its native country. You will appreciate the appearance of the palm’s trunk as it has an interesting diamond pattern that is created by its leaf scars. We can also provide you with a special cut that makes the deep orange of the trunk really stand out.
Palmco has palm trees for sale that will work beautifully in Louisiana, and we hope that you will take our advice on palms that will flourish there. For additional information about other options, or to place an order, contact our knowledgeable experts at (239) 283 1329.