Wholesale Palm Trees Massachusetts
In Florida, Palmco’s home state, palm trees are everywhere – their many uses include landscaping, architecture, city planning, and gardening.
Palms are ubiquitous here, lining our shores and our storefronts.
But they are not exclusive to the warmth of the south.
There are palms for nearly every application and climate available at Palmco, and we have many cold-hardy wholesale palms available for delivery to Massachusetts.
Palms Offer Advantages
They are stunning plants – some of the most iconic in the world.
They can be used as specimens to catch the eye of the passer by, and are particularly dramatic when doubled or tripled in groups. If you are looking for palm trees to use in Massachusetts, Palmco should be your first call.
We provide a wide selection of the highest-quality cold-hardy palms.
Palms In Massachusetts’s Climate
Massachusetts can get quite cold, and it demands hardy plants.
Winters are hard and long, and temperatures routinely fall below freezing. Fortunately, Palmco offers several species of cold-hardy palms that are well-suited to Massachusetts’s chill.
Many varieties of palms can be grown in containers that can be moved inside in winter, and outside in summer. Others, with winter protection, can survive outside year after year in USDA Zone 6A/B New England.
The elegant Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortune) is an example of such a palm.
Capable of growing as far north as Canada, the Windmill palm can withstand cold winters. It’s a widely used palm that is exquisitely attractive, lending an air of grace to any property. The Windmill palm is evocative and quite useful as an accent. Ideal for use in Massachusetts, the Windmill is just one example of the kind of cold-hardy palm we offer.
Also consider the Sabal Palm (Sabal palmetto or Cabbage Palm) that can grow in quite low temperatures. It’s a remarkably elegant and widely used palm.
The Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis) and European Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis) are two other examples that can tolerate frost conditions down to about 10°F.
Protecting Palms From The Cold
Cold weather affects plants in different ways.
First, frost or freezing temps can damage the tissue of the plant and limit the conduction of water through the trunk. Cold weather will also slow down the growth of the palm and reduce root activity. This can weaken the palm and make it susceptible to disease.
Here are a few preventive measures you can take to help your palms survive the winter.
• Provide wind protection. Winds from the north and west can be the most harmful. Use evergreens, fences and walls to provide adequate windscreens. Better yet, plan to plant the palms on the south or east sides of structures.
• Cover small palms. If you know a cold snap is coming, protect the plant by covering with a box or weighted down tarp. Uncover it after no more than five days.
• Protect the trunks of larger palms. Palm tree trunks can be tightly wrapped in burlap, blankets and similar materials. Don’t forget to remove them when the weather warms up to avoid rot.
• Fertilize. Proper fertilization of palms in late summer and early fall can help ensure that the plant remains strong through the winter months.
If you are in Massachusetts, there are few better options to enhance your landscaping and architecture than the wholesale palms we offer. We are ready deliver our rich, healthy palms to your doorstep.
If you’re visiting Florida, we invite you to come by and see us in person.
You can also, however, call us at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GOPALMCO to talk to one of our knowledgeable experts.