The Best Palm Trees for Your Florida Landscaping
The Best Palm Trees
Palm trees are a staple in Florida landscaping. When one thinks of Florida, they automatically picture white sandy beaches and palm trees swaying in the breeze. Palms are a great choice for Florida landscaping because they are well suited to warm tropical climates like Florida. Other trees simply don’t thrive well in this environment. However, it is also important to choose the right palms for your landscaping. Here are a few of the best palms to have installed in your lawn.
Coconut Palm Tree
The coconut palm tree does best in full sun, so you want to plant these palm trees a little away from your house or building so that it doesn’t overshadow the tree and prevent it from thriving. These palm trees are also incredibly tolerant to drought, so the drier winter months will not harm them. They also have a resistance to salt, which can be important if you live near the beach.
Red Sealing Wax Palm
The Red sealing wax palm is also called the lipstick palm because of its red crown shaft. While most palms need full sun to thrive, the red sealing wax palm needs no such treatment. It thrives well in shade, so it is a good choice to plant near buildings that cast shadows for a good portion of the day. These palms are your best bet if you have a shady yard but still want that Florida aesthetic.
The buccaneer palm requires full sun to grow, but that is true of most palms. This palm tree is especially well suited to be planted poolside. Poolside trees need to be low maintenance, provide shade, and reasonably tolerant. The buccaneer palm is all of these things. However, this palm tree tends to grow very slowly. While it will reach 15 feet in height, it does take quite some time.
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