If you’re in the market for palm trees in Punta Gorda to create a wind or privacy screen, accent feature, or aesthetic backdrop, buy Areca palm trees from Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape. The Areca palm is also known as the Butterfly Palm because of the dense collection of fine-textured fronds.
Areca palm trees grow at a slow to moderate rate of speed, depending on the sun or shade, and can ultimately grow to heights of 15 to 20 feet. While they may begin as a container palm, eventually you will need to transplant them into your landscape permanently.
Note these uses for Areca palm trees in your landscaping plan.
- Container plant for indoors or an open or screened patio
- A large corner accent tree
- To hide an unadorned wall, fence, or building side
- Privacy or hedge plantings
- As a pool cage decoration
The wide canopy – often more than 8 or 10 feet – provides a dense shield from both prying eyes and wind. The canopy of this tree also provides ample shade for your lawn as well as a tropical canopy for your other subtropical plants.
Your Areca tree will grow in an interesting fashion. They’re clustering trees and have quite an impressive aesthetic when planted in groupings.
The safest planting zone for an Areca palm is Zone 10. However, Zone 9A is safe when you provide protection from northern winds. Leaves may suffer damage during cold winters, and you’ll need to provide appropriate care. Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape employs many passionate professionals who can guide you through your decisions about purchase as well as making sure you leave with the right plant, armed with the necessary information to care for it.
Important Areca Care Tips
- Self-cleaning trees will still require occasional removal of discolored fronds
- Leaf tips may brown in cold or drought conditions
- Consistent water is necessary but refrain from overwatering
- Good drainage and elevated planting are encouraged
- Allowing fronds to fall off independently is ideal for palm health
- Fertilizing should occur three times per year
After planting your Areca palm, remember how important watering is. You’ll need to water the roots thoroughly, all the way to the bottom. The entire root ball should be penetrated by water, and regular watering should follow.
Making sure that the stress of tree transport and planting doesn’t kill the tree is best left to professionals. Here at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape, you can access tree installation services when you purchase your trees.
Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape has been growing and selling palm trees for 30 years. You’d be hard pressed to find another source of palms in Southwest Florida with quite as much expertise. We’re passionate about providing healthy trees and plants in all stages of maturity. When you purchase a specimen from one of our nurseries, you can be sure that it will thrive in this area and is healthy and free of pests and disease.
As you invest in your landscape, buy Areca palms in Punta Gorda, Florida from Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape. You can easily schedule a consultation, a tree delivery, or simply stop in and browse. Our number is 239-362-4327, and we’re eager to provide you with stellar customer service along with a range of appropriate plants and trees as well as installation and landscaping services.