Wholesale Palm Trees Washington DC
Palm trees are all around in Florida, Palmco’s home state.
They can be seen in almost any direction – along our beaches, and in front of our stores.
But they are not exclusive to Florida. Palmco offers many cold-hardy palms to landscape architects, landscapers and other wholesale buyers that will grow well in Washington DC.
Palmco, located in the community of Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida, has 600+ acres of palm trees and clumping bamboo in production. Our long growing season allows tropical palms to develop to their most beautiful potential.
The Climate Of The Washington DC
The nation’s capitol has a climate in the USDA Zone 7A-7B range.
With cold winters, a lot of snow and occasional blizzards, it can be challenging to grow palm trees. It will be important to create a microclimate and provide winter protection for your palms.
The Windmill Palm is one of the most cold-hardy palms and can withstand temperatures as low as 5°F.
Trachycarpus fortune is a slow grower at only about 1 foot per year. Although they can reach heights up to 40 feet tall, most top out at 25 feet with a frond spread up to 10 feet. It has palmate, sword-like leaves that are about 4-feet in diameter and grow upward.
The Windmill Palm is popular in states like Alaska, Delaware, Massachusetts and Maryland for its cold hardiness.
The European Fan or Mediterranean Fan Palm is a popular variety that will give an exotic look to your landscape.
Chamaerops humilis features fan-shaped leaves and produces small yellow flowers in the spring. It is wind-resistant and one the hardiest of all palms. Growing to only about 10 feet tall, it makes a stunning focal point in spaces of any size. It will tolerate cold temperatures down to 5°F.
If you purchase container-sized palm trees, they will most likely need to be transplanted in the ground in a couple of years. Here are some transplanting tips to ensure that your palms stay healthy and happy.
Transplanting a Palm Tree
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