Sylvester Palm Price
Are you looking for palm trees but are not sure which species you want? Do you want a beautiful, functional, statement piece for your landscaping or architectural applications? Do you already have your heart set on a Sylvester palm but are wondering about the price? In any of these cases, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Palmco.
Boasting 600+ acres in production with FF grade wholesale palms, top-quality clumping bamboo, and ornamental trees and plants, Palmco is one of the largest palm plantations in North America. We pride ourselves on offering premium quality plants and superior customer service, including the ability to transport plants throughout Florida and the contiguous United States.
Known as the Sylvester Palm, Silver Date Palm, Wild Date Palm, Toddy Palm, and India Date Palm, the Phoenix Sylvestris (literally, “purple wild”) is a large, visually striking palm that is native to Pakistan and India.
This low maintenance palm, which grows quite slowly, is gaining popularity with landscapers for its ease of care and visual flare. It can reach heights of 40 feet and 10 to 15 feet wide. The deep orange trunk can be accentuated by a particular cut, and the silvery blue-green fronds are a nice contrast to other, more typical greenery.
Similar in many ways to the Canary Island Date Palm, the Sylvester is slightly smaller, though not susceptible to the weevil. Overall, this is a stunning palm and a great addition to many projects—from landscaping projects to city planning projects and many things in between.
Caring for Palm Trees
Use the following tips from Palmco to care for all types of palm trees.
Planting – Most palms don’t like “soggy feet.” Choose an area with well-drained soil and make a hole two or three times the width of the base of the tree; just deep enough to contain the root ball. Be gentle so you don’t damage the bark as you plant the palm, and then fill the hole with soil. Add a 2” or 3” layer of mulch around the roots to preserve the moisture that most palm trees crave.
Watering – Your newly planted palms will need water two or three times per week during their first growing season. Once established, you can probably get away with watering thoroughly every other week in spring and summer and, in winter, every six to eight weeks. Most mature palms are fairly drought-resistant. During colder months, water them periodically, but soak the base of the tree when you do. If your temperatures are near freezing, avoid watering.
Pruning: Some palms will shed fronds naturally. Pruning a palm can have a negative effect on its tolerance to cold and disease; but it may occasionally need your help to remove broken or dead fronds and flower and fruit stalks. Remove brown fronds if necessary, but not before they are almost entirely brown. These dying fronds are still sending nutrients to emerging new fronds.
Avoiding trunk damage – Avoid damaging the trunk of your palm with lawnmowers and weed trimmers, or pests and diseases will gain easy entry to the tree’s core. Never cut off the trunk of a palm unless you want to kill it.
If you are interest in the very beautiful Sylvester Palm for your landscape, we invite you to give Palmco a call to find out the current price and other details. We are available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, at (239) 283-1329.