One advantage of our steamy summer is that you continue to plant palm trees. When the high temperatures make you feel like you are in the tropics, you can create a setting for a vacation right in your own backyard. If you can’t afford a getaway to an island, this addition will transport you to the Bahamas without the hassle of getting on a plane!
Favorite Selections for a Tropical Design
Did you know that the summer is actually the best season for planting palms? They thrive under warm and rainy conditions, which will encourage a strong root system. If you are thinking about transplanting a palm, the current climate will allow them to bounce back after relocation.
For those who are looking for selections that will create striking landscape designs, here are some of our favorites:
- PALMETTO/CABBAGE PALM (Sabal palmetto): This majestic palm is native from North Carolina to the Bahamas, so you will create an authentic island look! A single trunk will grow at a slow to moderate pace, reaching up to 20 to 30 feet. Positioning this variety in full sun and drained soil will reward you with a healthy landscaping accent.
- PINDO PALM (Butia capitata): If you want a palm with arching leaves and a solid-looking trunk, this one is for you. Older leaf stalks hold up over time, following an overall track record of hardiness, even in hurricanes. Pindo palms like full sun and dry soil, so you can take advantage of these conditions in your yard now!
- KING SAGO (Cycas revoluta): Although this variety is technically not a palm, we can’t resist offering this recommendation because of its striking appearance. This visually commanding variety, from the Cycas species, can reach 4 to 6 feet in height and grow 6 feet wide. To deal with any leaf burn, you can trim completely during the late spring.
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