Whether you’re rehabbing a property or need to update a dated landscape in Southwest Florida, you’ll need palm trees for your business or home. Those with properties in Lee Country would benefit from considering Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape as the best place to buy palm trees.
We farm our own trees, nurturing and monitoring their growth, so what you get will be disease- and pest-free in an ideal state of health. Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape grows and sells numerous plants and trees that will be well-suited to your subtropical home, and we have the knowledgeable staff and specialized equipment to see that your purchase and planting process goes smoothly and easily.
Think ahead before planting! The last thing you want is to purchase a tree that’s far too large for your small yard or discover that your soil isn’t properly draining after you’ve made your purchase. Here are some suggestions that will help you choose well.
Make Some Shade and Lower Utility Costs
For instance, planting trees is a great way to lower utility costs, but establishing shade within a few years will require that you purchase palm trees that grow quickly. Predicting future growth of palm trees is easier than with other types of trees because they retain their form as they grow taller and wider.
Because we grow what we sell, you can purchase fully grown palm trees that offer shade as soon as they’re planted. In fact, mature trees recover from any shock experienced during transit better than smaller specimens. To see for yourself the multitude of sizes and varieties available, visit us on our tree farm on Pine Island.
One key to remember is space. The root system and canopy will grow wide, so palm trees require 10-15 feet of empty space all around. This empty space should be below, above, and at ground level. Remember to look up for power lines and check where gas lines and septic systems lie.
Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape grows and sells many varieties of palm trees, and the following list describes the most popular:
The Areca palm tree is a moderate grower and grows well in tropical conditions even during drought conditions. The wide canopy and bushy fronds make it an excellent candidate for use as a screening material.
The Adonidia Palm tree is also called a Christmas palm. It’s shorter and is often planted as part of a group.
The Foxtail Palm is known as such because its fronds look bushy like a fox’s tail. You should plant them near a body of water or as far south as possible and provide protection from freezing temperatures, but care efforts are less than some varieties since the fronds are self-cleaning.
Silver Bismarckia palm
The fan palm, also called the Silver Bismarckia palm, is another low maintenance variety, but it’s a giant when fully grown. Before planting, verify that you’ll have plenty of room for future growth.
Pygmy Date Palm
The Pygmy Date palm, or Phoenix Robelenii, is a small palm tree. It grows slowly and only reaches heights of 10 feet. You can place these on the patio in a container or in the landscape as an accent.
When you plan to buy palm trees in Lee County, stop in and speak with the professionals at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape, or give us a call at 239-362-4327 for more information about choosing the right palm for your landscape.