Plantation Palm Tree Nursery
At Palmco’s palm tree nursery on Pine Island, Florida, we nurture every plant in a warm, fertile environment to produce only the strongest, healthiest palms.
Professionals can transform an existing Plantation property into a conversation piece.
Palmco offers landscape architects and landscapers an extraordinary variety of palm trees, ornamentals and bamboo to wholesale customers only.
Plantation and the rest of Broward County is designated within USDA Zone 10b.
Southeast Florida is the only part of the continental U.S. with a true tropical climate. The winters are mild here, but there can be occasional cold fronts for short periods from November to March with sporadic frosts inland and in rural locations.
Summers are hot and humid, and high temperatures range from 88° to 92 °F.
Zone 10b Palm Tree Examples:
Maypan Coconut Palm – This tall, single-trunk palm grows at a moderate rate to 50 to 80 feet tall. Cocos nucifera originates in Jamaica. It’s a hybrid that has been engineered to be exceptionally cold-hardy, but the Maypan loves a warm, sunny climate and will thrive in USDA Zones 9a to 11. It’s also virtually maintenance-free; when a frond dies or a coconut ripens, it will fall from the tree on its own. Palmco only grows coconuts from Jamaican Certified seeds to alleviate any concerns about Lethal Yellowing Disease.
Paurotis Palm – Also known as the Everglades Palm, this beautiful clustering palm is native to the Everglades and protected by Florida law in the wild. It forms a tropical oasis of slim trunks, palmate leaves, and a casual, naturalized Florida look. With its green-topped and silver-bottomed leaves, Paurotis makes a great focal point and looks spectacular when up-lit at night. It is cold-hardy to 25°F, enjoys full to partial sun, is salt-tolerant, and can eventually grow to 25 feet with a spread up to 15 feet.
Pindo Palm– If you’re looking for an exceptionally hardy palm tree, the Pindo, which originates in the forests of Brazil, is one of the hardiest currently in production. It has graceful, feather-like blue-green fronds and grows slowly to about 15 to 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide. It appreciates a sunny, moist and well-drained location. Although it can grow in full sun even when very young, it ordinarily grows taller in full shade. The shade will also make the fronds grow larger and greener. Butia capitata is super drought and cold tolerant and can handle an occasional frost or freeze without any problems. You may also hear the Pindo referred to as the Jelly Palm because of its bright yellow fruit which can be made into an edible jelly.
Triangle Palm or Three Sided Palm – When you need an attention-getting palm, the unusual shape and coloring of the Triangle Palm should fit the bill. Instead of the usual crownshaft, this variety has overlapping leaf bases that form in three vertical columns set approximately 120 degrees apart on the main stem, creating a triangular shape. The leaves are a unique powdery blue-grey and arch gracefully upward from the trunk. Growing slowly to 20 or 25 feet, this gorgeous palm is drought-tolerant, cold-tolerant and self-cleaning. It’s ideal for USDA Zones 10a to 11.
Landscaping professionals are encouraged to take a tour of our palm tree nursery on Pine Island (industry professionals only, please).
You’ll discover many beautiful and unusual varieties of plants suitable for projects in Plantation, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, and all of Broward County.
Call Palmco at (239) 283-1329, and we’ll help you find palms that will transform your project into a tropical paradise.