Sarasota Palm Tree Nursery

Sarasota Palm Tree Nursery

Turn your customer’s outdoor space into a tropical oasis with prime palm trees from one of the largest palm plantations in North America.

Whether your needs include single focal point specimens, container palms, or a large number of mature trees, consider Palmco when seeking a Sarasota palm tree nursery that can meet your landscaping requirements.

Palmco is located in the sleepy fishing and farming community of Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida, and we have over 600 acres in production. Pine Island is ideal for growing palm trees due to its location as a barrier island.

The surrounding waters keep the temperatures nearly perfect year-round.

Palms in this environment tend to reach their highest potential in height, caliper and green fronds. With our state-of-the-art, fully automated irrigation systems and extensive nutritional programs, we intend to deliver the best palms.

There are many factors that determine the successful planting and maintaining of palm trees. When choosing trees for your landscaping project, here are the four primary factors to consider:

1. Size

Those small palms you see at your local nursery may eventually reach a height of 50 feet or more at maturity.

Such heights could interfere with overhead power lines, threaten nearby buildings, and completely overpower the rest of the property. It’s important to select a palm tree that is well-suited to your overall landscape design.

2. Temperature

Not all palms grow in tropical or subtropical climates. Some species grow only in certain places in the world and may prefer a humid or dry climate.

Although they thrive in warm climates, some of the cold-hardy species can grow in climates that dip to 20°F, and some can survive even colder weather at 0°F or below. Short bouts of frost can damage other palms and leave them susceptible to insects and diseases.

3. Sunlight

Some species of palms prefer shade while others prefer full sun. Consider this when planning your design. Planting a shade-loving palm in full sun will cause its leaves to burn, and it will eventually die.

A sun-loving tree planted in shade will reach for the light it needs and will never develop into the grand specimen it was meant to be.

4. Water

Palms should be planted in an area with well-drained soil that is not prone to standing water.

Expect to water newly transplanted palms frequently during the first years’ growing season. Once established, watering thoroughly every other week in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks in winter should be adequate. Most mature palms like moist (but not soggy) soil during growing season but are somewhat drought-resistant. During colder months, they won’t need as much water.

Ultimately, the size and species of palm trees you select will depend on your customer’s:

  • Budget – Small palms cost less, big palms cost more.
  • Aesthetics – Can they wait for it to grow, or do they want a mature tree?
  • Maneuverability – Large, mature palms usually have to be moved by crane to the site.

Palmco is Florida’s premier grower and wholesaler of top quality palms. Pay a visit to our Sarasota palm tree nursery to discover some of the most spectacular species that are available in the region.

Get in touch with us at (239) 283-1329 for help choosing suitable palm trees for your custom design requirements.