Wholesale Palm Trees Manatee County, Florida
Make a statement in your Manatee County, Florida landscape with magnificent wholesale palm trees from Palmco that are well-suited to USDA Hardiness Zone 9B.
With over 600 acres in production in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida, Palmco is one of the largest palm plantations in North America. We are known throughout the industry for our happy, healthy FF-grade palms, our environmentally conscious growing process, and an outstanding level of customer service.
Manatee County has a humid subtropical climate, enjoying a hot and wet season (late May through October) and a warm and dry season (November through April). Winter lows range from 25 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit, with a rare frost. The hot, dry air pushes in from inland, while the cool, moist air comes from the Atlantic Ocean.
In addition to the climate requirements, the specimens you choose will depend on the aesthetics you’re after, your customer’s budget, and the maneuverability of the plants. Does your client need a mature tree or can they wait for it to grow? Small palms cost less; large, mature palms cost more. And large palms will require a crane to move them to the site.
Here are several beauties that will flourish in your Zone 9B environment:
Canary Palm (Phoenix canariensis) – This slow-growing palm is extremely hardy and makes a bold statement. It has a massive canopy and caliper and can reach heights of 40 feet. The majestic shaft resembles a pineapple but needs to be manicured to maintain its impressive look. This palm is fairly cold tolerant and has been known to survive as far north as Zone 8. The Canary Palm is drought and salt-tolerant, loves the sun, and will appreciate some extra space in your landscape.
Caranday Palm (Copernicia alba) – Caranday is a stunning and rather rare palm. It grows quite well in Zones 9a to 11 to about 30 feet tall in cultivation. Two-foot round, palmate (fan-shaped) leaves grow from the top of the trunk and range from light green to light blue in color. In the fall, small white flowers blossom and are followed by berry looking fruits in summer. The palm has a dense crown of wax covered stiff fronds and produces a wax used for lipstick, candles and some car polishes, which explains its other name – the Wax Palm. Plant Caranday Palms in groups of three at staggered heights for an impressive display.
Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) – If you are looking for a palm tree that loves a partially shaded area, the Lady Palm can handle it. In fact, it actually needs shade in order for its fronds to stay dark green. This shrub-like clumping palm will reach about 7 feet tall, so it is well-suited to low screening, single specimen plantings, container plantings, beds, borders and as a privacy screen. It can also be grown indoors. The Lady Palm can withstand temperatures into the mid 20’s with minimal damage.
Whether you are creating a tropical paradise in Manatee County, Florida, or just need a few showstoppers, Palmco has a huge inventory of wholesale palms for sale. We welcome you to tour our palm tree farm to find out what sets us apart from other nurseries. Contact us at (239) 283-1329 for answers to any questions you may have about our palms.