Many people have a special love for palms. They are a dominant feature in the south Florida landscape, but they can be grown statewide.
There are over twenty-six hundred species of palms. Chose one well suited to your area’s climate and conditions. Most palms are tropical and cannot take freezing temperatures. Some have low light requirements while others thrive in full sun. Palms accustomed to deserts may not be tolerant of humid climates or wet soils.
Palms add beauty and interest any landscape. You can use palms as specimens, border plants, patio trees, and street plantings. Specimen plants used individually have a distinctive or majestic quality that attracts immediate interest.
Think about the form of your palm tree and choose its location carefully. Use small palms at entryways. Plant medium or upright palms in the corners
or as accents. Large palms are best suited as focal points in your
Chose palms that stay small for containers that can be placed inside or on
patios and walkways. Avoid planting tall palms under power lines.
Be forewarned: Palm collecting can be habit forming and you might become a palmaholic!
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