Shady Lady Trees for Sale in Florida

Shady Lady Trees for Sale in Florida

Palmco offers Shady Lady trees for sale, as well as other ornamental trees that grow exceptionally well in Florida.

Palmco operates over 600 acres of highly fertile property in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida. We produce more than 20 varieties of palm trees, 14 varieties of stunning clumping bamboo, and other plants from rare wholesale magnolias and live oaks to Mast trees and white Bird of Paradise. Our plants have been utilized in some of the most prestigious installations worldwide!

The Spectacular Shady Lady (Bucida buceras)

The Shady Lady is also known as the Black Olive tree. Despite the name, the tree is completely unrelated to the edible olive (Olea europaea). The evergreen tree, a native of the Central America and the Western Caribbean, makes a spectacular addition to any medium or large landscaping space.

She thrives in full sun, but does well in areas with partial shade. She prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil, but can also grow in loamy, sandy, clay, alkaline and acidic soil. She is drought tolerant, highly salt tolerant, and is rarely adversely effected by pests or disease.

The Shady Lady flourishes in USDA zones 10B to 11, which represents central Florida down to the southwest and southeast parts of the state, and is one of the most popular street and shade trees in southern Florida.

The tree develops a large thick trunk that is covered by a thick, gnarled gray bark. Tiered branches are mostly horizontal, drooping at the ends. The canopy grows sideways and features small, dense leaves that grow in a zig-zag formation, giving the tree a look resembling a bonsai tree. Mature trees flower in the spring with abundant clusters of tiny yellowish flowers.

A healthy Shady Lady/Black Olive will reach heights of 40 to 50 feet, so it’s important to consider the tree’s eventual mature size before planting. Although the tree’s deep roots enable it to withstand high winds with little damage, the root system does not spread outward. This means you can safely plant the Shady Lady within six to eight feet of walls and pathways without worrying about future problems. 

Palmco’s goal is to provide landscape architects, landscapers and wholesale buyers with high-quality plants that are perfect for their growing zones and microclimates. We spend a lot of time with our customers, learning as much as we can about soil conditions, site preparation and installation methods, and bend over backwards to deliver our trees on-time, in excellent condition, and ready to plant.

Whether you need a single magnificent focal point for an exclusive client or several of them for a large resort development, Palmco has Shady Lady trees for sale that will solve all of your landscaping needs. Learn more about delivery and pick up options by calling us today at (855) GOPALMCO or 239-283-1329.