Your Southwest Florida landscape should include sun-loving palms, but they don’t all need to be giant varieties. An excellent choice is to buy Pygmy Date Palms, also known as the Phoenix Robelenii, for your Punta Gorda property. If you find yourself in the market for palm trees and need a stellar quality tree, consult with the eager professionals here at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape at our location in either Punta Gorda or on Pine Island.
The Quality Source for Plants in Southwest Florida
For over 30 years, landscapers, homeowners, and gardeners have come to Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape as a quality source for plants and trees. We offer company-grown products, knowledgeable guidance, and even tree installation services. Here, you’ll find Pygmy Date Palms in every state of maturity, all thriving and ready to be introduced to your landscape.
The Perfect Palm for Smaller Yards and Use as an Accent Feature
The effect of landscaping with palm trees in Southwest Florida is undeniable, but your yard may not have space for large trees. Landscapers value the Pygmy Date Palm for several reasons, namely:
- They grow slowly for more stable landscaping plans.
- The plants will thrive throughout USDA hardiness zones 9-11.
- The trees are convenient to grow as container plants, if desired.
- Date palms thrive with indirect sun, so placement options are numerous.
- Heights reached range from 8-10 feet.
- Maintenance requirements are straightforward and simple.
Care Requirements for Pygmy Date Palms
Pygmy Date Palms don’t have rigorous maintenance requirements, but they will require a standard of care in order to continually thrive.
The moisture level is the primary concern. Keeping the soil moist but not soggy is a must. The roots will rot if left saturated, but to grow, the moisture must be consistently present. For this reason, regular monitoring and weekly watering are the general standards of care for pygmy date palms. When planting, drainage should be a priority. Containers should include drainage holes, or the ground soil in question should drain well to keep water from lingering and damaging the roots.
Fertilizer will be another maintenance requirement for your pygmy date palm landscape addition. Throughout the year, you’ll need to apply fertilizer at least twice. A palm fertilizer will be appropriate since it will include the various minerals and nutrients necessary for growth. Remember to fertilize during spring and summer and to always water well after applying fertilizer.
Keeping your pygmy date palm’s leaves healthy and aesthetically pleasing, will require you to rinse the leaves often and prune any fronds that have browned.
Nurture and protect your pygmy date palm until it’s well established. You should monitor and remedy any drafts caused by A/C units or heaters as well as extremes of sun, temperature, or weather outdoors.
For assistance with choosing the right specimen or having it transplanted into your property, stop in at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape in Punta Gorda before you buy Pygmy Date Palms (Phoenix Robelenii) for your Southwest Florida landscape. You can also contact us via telephone by calling 239-362-4327 to schedule an appointment or receive assistance with particular questions.