West Palm Beach Palm Tree Nursery
Transform your customer’s environment into a tropical oasis with choice palm trees from Palmco. We are one of the largest palm plantations in North America.
Whether your needs are single focal specimens, container palms, or a large number of mature trees, consider us when you are seeking a palm tree nursery to meet your landscaping needs at your West Palm Beach jobsite.
Palm trees are available that will grow to small heights (under 20 feet), medium heights (20 to 40 feet) and large heights (up to 100 feet).
Those small palms you see at your local nursery may eventually reach a height of 50 feet or more when they reach adulthood, so it’s critical to select the right palm for your design plan.
The tallest varieties could interfere with overhead power lines, threaten nearby buildings, and completely overpower the rest of the property.
Which Palm Trees Are Best For Privacy Screens?
Looking for a little more privacy from neighboring buildings? Need to block out unwanted noise?
Planting palm trees and plants for privacy is a great alternative to fencing in the landscape. Consider palms in the small to medium-sized range with dense growth habits for the best privacy screens and natural fences.
Here are several of our favorites:
- Areca Palm – This dramatic palm tree (Dypsis lutescens) from Madagascar is a clustering palm, meaning that many trunks spring up from the base of the plant, giving it a lush full look. It has fluffy, fine-textured but dense fronds with canes that resemble clumping bamboo culms. It is sometimes called the Butterfly Palm or the Golden Cane Palm. This palm can reach heights of 15 to 20 feet and grows upwards reasonably fast, making it ideal as a privacy screen or hedge and as a landscape backdrop. Its canopy can grow 8 to 10 feet in diameter, so it’s important to allow enough room for the plant to grow properly. Palmco is a leading supplier of field grown Arecas in a variety of sizes.
- Fishtail Palm – The Fishtail Palm (Caryota mitis) was named for its unusual leaves which are shaped like a jagged fish tail with thick, swirled layers of ruffled fronds. They are bipinnate palms, meaning there are side branches off of the main branch, and they are the only palms with this sort of leaf anatomy. Fishtails are also clustering palms and make wonderful privacy screens that are a great tropical alternative to bamboo. Fishtails grow at a moderate rate to about 20 to 25 feet and have taken the landscape world by storm in the past 15 years. At Palmco, we grow our Fishtail palms in the field and keep a limited inventory of container material available. Many of our field grown materials have as many as 9 heads and make stunning stand alone centerpieces.
- Lady Palm – The Lady palm (Rhapis excelsa) has moderate to low light requirements, making it an ideal palm for use in understory plantings. New shoots usually emerge with leaves on the outside of the clump, giving the clump a full appearance with leaves from the ground up. This characteristic makes it an excellent barrier or hedge plant. Other uses include low screening, single specimen plantings, container plantings, beds, and borders. The maximum height of this clustering palm is roughly 6 to 12 feet. It likes a shady area, where it will get a few hours of full sun a day, but can handle plenty of sun.
The Palmco team will respond to the needs of landscapers, landscape architects and designers by investing in the latest equipment, expanding our expertise, and creating the delivery systems that enable us to dig today and deliver tomorrow.
The knowledgeable staff at our palm tree nursery can help you find the perfect palms for your privacy screen or any other application you have in mind for a West Palm Beach jobsite.
Get in touch with us at (239) 283-1329 to discuss which varieties will be most suitable for your location.