Sunrise Palm Tree Nursery
Palm trees are both iconic and graceful.
Your landscaping team can create a stunning island paradise at your Sunrise, Florida property.
Landscaping professionals are invited to tour our Pine Island palm tree nursery and take a look at our 600+ acres of premium Florida Fancy grade trees.
Palmco is one of the foremost palm tree growers in the state of Florida.
We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to continuously care for our fields, fertilize and grow FF- grade trees.
Florida Fancy (FF) is defined by the Florida Grades and Standards Manual as “an exceptionally healthy and vigorous palm that is perfectly formed and foliated (subject to the natural growth of the species).”
We have been growing this most desirable grade of palm tree for more than 30 years and are dedicated to providing landscape architects, landscapers and wholesale buyers with spectacular varieties of palms at reasonable prices.
With nearly 3,000 different varieties of palm trees, it’s important to know which species will thrive in your area. Sunrise’s location in east-central Broward County places it in USDA Hardiness Zone 10b.
This is the only part of the continental United States with a true tropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild winters – the type of weather many palm trees love!
Palm Trees That Flourish in Zone 10b
- Maypan Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera)
The Maypan Coconut, which comes from Jamaica, is a single-trunk palm that grows moderately to 50 to 80 feet tall. It’s a hybrid and has been engineered to be very cold hardy. The Maypan has a high tolerance to salt and can grow in full the sun, making it ideal for planting on or near the beach.
It’s also self-cleaning; when a frond dies or a coconut is ripe, it will fall from the tree on its own. Palmco only grows coconuts from Jamaican Certified seeds.
- Mule Palm (xButiagrus nabonnandii)
The Mule Palm is a stunning conversation piece that no one else in your neighborhood is likely to have. It’s also one of the hardiest pinnate-leaved palms and is a man-made hybrid between the Pindo and Queen palms.
When mature, the Mule Palm has a dark brown trunk and a massive caliper. Its fronds are long with wide, dark green leaflets reminiscent of the coconut palm. Expect it to grow to a height of about 20 feet. Despite its tropical appearance, the Mule Palm is cold hardy down to about 15° F to 20° F. Due to the difficulty in producing this palm, nature specimens are quite rare.
- Thatch Palm (Thrinax radiata)
Although this palm, also called the Sea Thatch Palm and the Silk Top Thatch Palm, may be unfamiliar to you, it’s a native of Florida that loves the coastal and warmer areas of the region. It loves sun but grows well in shade (although more slowly) to an average height of about 20 feet.
Florida Thatch Palms are usually solitary palms but can also be grown with multiple trunks. It’s very salt and drought tolerant, but is not cold-tolerant to temperatures below 30° F. The Thatch Palm gets its name because its tough, fan-shaped leaves are excellent for making thatch roofs.
If unusual is what you need for your Sunrise landscape, knowledgeable experts at our palm tree nursery can help you find the most beautiful varieties for your growing area.
Give Palmco a call at (239) 283-1329 to discuss your requirements.