Wholesale Nursery Louisiana
Are you a landscaper, architect, or developer who is seeking wholesale palms or clumping bamboo for your latest project? Do you need to locate a nursery to buy from that will offer you a wide variety of healthy plants suited to the Louisiana climate? If so, then look no further than Palmco.
Palmco is Florida’s premier grower of top-quality palm trees and clumping bamboo. We offer many spectacular varieties of tropical and subtropical plants that will help you enhance your next residential or commercial landscaping project.
We all know that palm trees are ubiquitous in Florida and California. But those are not the only climates in which palms can thrive. Certain varieties of palms are cold-hardy enough to survive in the cold winters as far north as Maryland! Here are two of the best cold hardy palms for use in Louisiana:
Windmill Palm – The Windmill Palm is the king of cold-hardy palms. It is capable of thriving in temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit, and is rated for Zones 7B to 10B. Beyond that, however, it is a beautiful, elegant, iconic-looking palm. This palm works especially well as a specimen. It can be used as an accent, but its size – up to 25 feet – and beauty make it ideal for use as a centerpiece. Its branches do not droop, so it requires little pruning.
Pindo Palm – The Pindo Palm can also tolerate temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit and is one of the hardiest landscape palms currently in production. It has graceful, feather-like blue-green fronds, is wind-resistant, and slowly grows to an average of 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide. The Pindo fruits throughout the year and is also called the Jelly Palm due to its bright yellow fruit that can be made into a jelly. This palm is well-suited to Louisiana properties in Zones 8A to 10B.
Consider one of these versatile, manageable and stunning clumping bamboos for your next project in Louisiana:
Alphonse Karr Bamboo – For a golden glow in the landscape, this dense Chinese beauty, sometimes called Golden Hedge Bamboo, fits the part. It grows to 20 to 25 feet with 1” diameter canes that are bright yellow with vertical dark green stripes. The striking colors make it a spectacular hedge or centerpiece planting. Alphonse Karr Bamboo has low water requirements. Once established, it can tolerate cold weather as low as 12 °F to 18 °F.
Graceful Bamboo – Also called Slender Weavers Bamboo, this is the most graceful and lush of all bamboos. Mature plants will have no branches on the lower third of the culms, so you can see the attractive canes without having to prune the plant. Graceful Bamboos have an upright growth pat-tern and are very well-behaved, making them ideal for narrow spaces and smaller yards. They are very cold hardy to about 15 °F and grow to 20 to 25 feet.
Whether you will be using your palms and clumping bamboo for aesthetic reasons, as specimen or accent pieces, or for functional reasons such as screening, you will want to be sure they are suited to your Louisiana climate. If you are looking for a wholesale nursery that can help you enhance your next project, look no further than Palmco. Feel free to give us a call Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, at (239) 283-1329.