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Types of Palm Trees

plants and palms

Landscape Services

plants and palms

Plants & Palms



What is the tree most commonly associated with Florida? The palm, of course. While every palm has a few singularly identifying traits, not all types of palm trees are alike.

Here at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape, we grow what we sell, and we know what we grow!

Types of Palm TreesWhether you’re a homeowner looking to add a tropical touch to your property or a landscaper looking for a source for palms, come browse our stock of palm trees for yourself. We’re sure you’ll be pleased with both the variety and quality of our offerings.

Pygmy Date Palm

The pygmy date palm, otherwise known as a Phoenix Robelenii, is a highly versatile palm tree. Because it’s a slow grower that tops out at around ten feet, the pygmy date palm is an excellent tree for both container-growing, accent spaces, and smaller yards.

Pygmy date palms are easily maintained and are great options when planted singly or as part of groups. When grouped together as double or triple trunked specimen, the palms grow out from one another, creating graceful arches that are aesthetically satisfying. These trees thrive in full and partial sun and can survive freezes down to 15 degrees.

Foxtail Palm

The Foxtail palm is able to reach heights of 30 feet and grows long leaves that can reach 10 feet lengths. The full, bush-like nature of the canopy is the source for the name. This palm is also easily maintained, and it grows best in full sun. Another claim to fame for this type of palm tree is the copper colored band left behind by falling fronds.

Because the foxtail palm can only survive temps down to 30 degrees, it needs to be protected when cold weather threatens. In fact, planting foxtail palms near water and as far southward as possible is best. You can also plant these palms near a structure blocking the wind from the north – just be sure to leave clearance for future root and canopy growth.

Adonidia Palm

The Adonidia palm is a shorter type of palm. It’s often called the “Christmas palm” because of its vibrant display of red berries during the holiday season.

Available as single, double, and triple trunk specimens, Adonidia palms can grow to heights of 25 feet when provided maximized care. The tree is a moderate to fast grower and requires frost protection.

Take advantage of the warmth and sun of Southwest Florida by adding this beauty to your landscape!

Areca Palm

The Areca palm is a popular option for Southwest Florida. It grows quickly and has a wide canopy, so it’s often used to create privacy boundaries. Areca palms grow at a moderate pace and are able to tolerate drought.

This palm is another that does best with warmth, so block the north wind, plant as far south as possible, and protect from frost.

We supply Areca palms at all stages of maturity here at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape.

Silver Bismarckia

Silver Bismarckia palms are also called fan palms because of the lengthy, straight extending fronds in a greyish blue color.

These giants can grow up to 50 feet when given plenty of room for growth below and above ground as well as appropriate sun, water, and fertilizer. The first few months will include a heavy water demand, but afterward, the Silver Bismarckia palm is thought of as a low maintenance tree.

These five types of palm trees are the most popular ones that we sell at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape. Come check out our stock and speak to our team members. We can help you choose the right ones for your property and help arrange installation as well. Call 239-362-4327 to begin the process today!

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