Where To Buy Palm Trees In Maryland
Where can you buy palm trees for your Maryland landscape?
With 600+ acres in production in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida, Palmco is a palm wholesaler serving the state of Maryland. We grow several varieties that will thrive in Baltimore, Columbia, Silver Spring, Annapolis or Germantown, MD.
Palmco is known throughout the industry for our happy and healthy FF-grade palms, our environmentally conscious growing process, and our outstanding customer service.
Aside from palms and clumping bamboo, we can source almost anything else you need, from rare wholesale magnolias and live oaks to shady ladies, sea grapes, and other quality plants.
With a humid subtropical climate influenced by Atlantic Ocean, we can help you turn your client’s resort or other landscape into a tropical paradise.
We have the ability to arrange palm tree shipments all over the nation.
Some species of palm trees are bred to withstand temperate climates and cold winters, and they can grow as far North as Canada.
Some prefer shade or full sun and a humid or dry climate, but others can grow in climates that dip to 0°F or below. To give your palm the best chance of growing to its full potential, it’s very important to know which species will thrive in your area.
Palms Trees for Zones 7 and 8
The Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) is one palm that is hardy enough to survive a frigid winter and even a layer of snow. Its palmate fronds grow upward, ranging from yellow-green to dark green with silver on the underside.
It only grows about 1 foot per year but can reach 40 feet tall.
Growing these palms does not require any specific soil type. They usually grow best in shade or partial shade, but are tolerant of other exposures. They do prefer fertile, well-drained soils. Windmill Palms are particularly attractive when planted in groupings that are six to ten feet apart.
Another palm that does well in Maryland is the Mule Palm, and it’s unlikely that you’ll see many of them around town.
This eye-catching specimen is one of the hardiest feather palms and is a man-made hybrid between the Pindo and the Queen palms. The parent palms are cold hardy and have produced an equally cold-hardy offspring, but this will depend on how it was crossed.
The Mule Palm grows quickly to about 20 feet and displays a dark brown trunk with a massive caliper. Its pinnate fronds are long with wide, dark green leaflets that look like the fronds of a coconut palm.
The Pindo Palm is one of the hardiest landscape palms currently in production.
It’s very drought and cold tolerant and features graceful feathery blue-green fronds. They grow slowly to a mature height of about 15-20 feet, and may grow taller in full shade. The Pindo is also called the Jelly Palm for its light orange fruit that can be used to make jelly. Be sure to plant them out of the way of decks, patios and paved surfaces because the fruit can be messy.
Now that you know where you can buy palm trees to make your Maryland property stand out.
Get in touch with Palmco at (855) GO-PALMCO or (239) 283-1329 for help transforming your next landscaping project into a tropical masterpiece.