Trees for Privacy

If you are a landscaper in Florida, then you may be looking for something to add privacy to a space. Palm trees are an ideal solution for this, and the Areca Palm, in particular, may be the best choice for an ideal privacy barrier.

About Palmco

Palmco has been proudly growing the highest quality selection of field grown Florida Fancy (FF) palms for 30 years and added exquisite varieties of clumping bamboo to our product line in 2011. We offer 15 varieties of tropical and subtropical clumping bamboo and are one of the largest palm and bamboo plantations in North America with over 600 acres in production.

We help landscape contractors, architects and developers beautify commercial properties, shopping centers, resorts, golf courses, residential estates and more, by providing large transplants and specimens throughout the U.S. and worldwide.

What Is an Areca Palm?

Areca Palms are hardy, medium-height palms that live in warm areas. They do best in zones 10A-11, which makes them perfect for places such as South Florida, where they are ubiquitous.

These palms grow great in relatively dry areas. This is owing to their high drought tolerance, which makes them very hardy. These Palms, while not among the tallest available, are plenty tall to act as screening—they grow to a height of 20 feet.

But what makes these palms exceptional for privacy is their leaves. They have dense, leafy fronds that extend down the body of the trunk with leaves that start just a few feet off of the ground. These fine-textured fronds create a full and dense screen for any South Florida patio or garden.

Areca Palms are more than just functional, however. They are beautiful plants. This is partially because of their overall shape, which calls to mind the prototypical palms we are used to seeing on postcards. It is also due to the fact that Arecas are leafier than many other palms, which makes them appear rather like large, exotic shrubs.

Areca Palms are an excellent way to add a tropical flair to any landscape but also for adding an appealing, efficient privacy option.

Screening That Makes A Statement

If you are serious about finding good trees for screening and privacy for your Florida clientele, we encourage you to discuss your needs with the experts at Palmco. Our inventory includes many varieties of palm trees that are exceptional for privacy screening, such as the Paurotis Palm, Fishtail Palm and Lady Palm.

The beauty of palms is that they are both functional and aesthetic. They work exceptionally well for creating privacy, but they are also quite beautiful. They are both statement specimens and privacy barriers at the same time. And that makes them special.

If you are interested in Areca Palms or any of our other trees for privacy and you are in Florida, then feel free to contact Palmco. We can be reached Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, at (239) 283-1329.