Areca Palm Privacy Fence
If you are a landscaper or developer looking for a privacy fence, then palms may not be the first thing on your mind. But perhaps they should be! The palm tree, and in particular the Areca palm, are ideal for this application. They are also quite beautiful and will double as either accents or specimen pieces.
At Palmco, we are proud to have spent 35 years providing the very best in palm trees, clumping bamboo, and now Mast trees for your landscaping, designing, architecture, real estate, city planning, and contracting needs.
We grow and deliver approximately 30 varieties of wholesale Florida-Fancy graded tropical and cold hardy palms. We serve all of Florida and the contiguous United States, providing a wide range of palms with different heights, shapes, textures and even colors.
Landscapers, landscape architects and designers enjoy unparalleled customer service and quick delivery times from our 600-acre palm tree farm in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida.
Why Choose the Areca Palm?
Of all the palms that are well suited to privacy, there is one that stands out. That is the Areca palm, which is grown and planted heavily in South Florida. It has long feathery fronds that give it a lush, full look and remind onlookers of the classic Florida palm tree.
Originating in Madagascar, the Areca palm doesn’t usually exceed heights of 20 feet. It is best suited for warmer climates, preferring Zone 10 and up; though you can sometimes find them on the borders of Zone 9 as well. If that is the area you are looking to transplant these specimens in, we recommend that you do so near water to help with air temperature regulation.
Screening and hedging are great applications for the Areca palm, primarily because they can be quite bushy. Their arching shape provides an almost elegant look. They can also be pruned to show off their silvery-green bamboo-like canes. No matter your preference, Areca palms will make a gorgeous addition to any architectural design layout.
Caring for Areca Palms
Sunlight. Areca palms do better in areas with bright indirect light or partial shade in a well-draining soil. In full sun, the leaves often turn yellow from sunburn.
Planting. Dig a hole about twice as wide as the root ball of the palm. Make sure it is deep enough so that the root ball fits in comfortably, but still protrudes above the surface at least an inch to encourage good drainage.
Water. Water newly planted palms frequently while they are establishing root systems. Water when the top 1 to 2 inches of soil dries out. Do not allow the soil to dry out completely, but do not allow the plant to sit in water either or it may lead to root rot.
Fertilize. Fertilize in spring, summer and fall with a granular palm fertilizer that contain micronutrients. Arecas – especially those grown in the shade - love to be fed.
If you are looking for a palm for a privacy fence, look no further than Areca palms. And, if you have settled on Areca palms, then look no further than Palmco. We have field-grown Areca palms available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and cuts. Have questions? Feel free to call us Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, at (239) 283-1329.