OUR PALM TREES
We’re your premier palm tree retailer and palm service specializing in several different types of palm trees.
We currently offer 9 different types of palm trees
We can deliver and install at any location within 200 miles.
The striking and large Sylvester palm is commonly known by many other names, including silver date palm, sugar date palm and wild date palm. This sturdy palm tree is easy to grow and makes a beautiful landscape specimen in many Gulf Coast yards. It is easily the most striking large specimen palm tree that is cold hardy enough to be grown without question in South Louisiana.
Sylvester palm trees are hardy in climates where temperatures don’t dip below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to the tree’s ultimate size, it won’t perform well permanently grown in containers. Although it will grow for a while in a container, eventually it requires planting in the landscape. If holding the palm in a container before planting, be sure the pot has bottom drain holes to prevent rot problems.
The Sylvester palm grows best planted in a full sun site. Although Sylvester palms tolerate growing in a wide range of soils, including calcareous, sandy or loamy, soils that drain well produce the best growth. If growing the palm briefly in a pot, use a good quality potting mix that drains well. Let us help you decide if this beauty is right for you!
Mule Palms look fantastic no matter how you choose to use them in a landscape. We love to plant these in clusters or pairs, where mature trunks curve and form a graceful canopy enticing you to kick back and relax in your yard. The pinnate fronds can soften any landscape and can create a wonderful silhouette with upward-facing lighting that’s sure to make your yard the envy of the neighborhood!
Mule Palm trees love full sun exposure and require low to moderate water use once established. This is an easy, low-maintenance plant that does well with a good quality palm fertilizer. Ask us for recommendations for the ones that we suggest.
It really is hard to beat the silhouetted beauty and character of a crowded Sabal palm hammock in the middle of a foggy pasture during a southern sunrise or sunset. Used in the proper application, these trees still do bring out the true charm of the South. The Sabal palm is very cold hardy and can be grown farther North than most other palms. This Palm has High Wind Resistance which makes them great for hurricane prone areas. The Sabal palm has a slow growth rate but can grow up to 60 feet tall!
To acquire the most aesthetically pleasing sabal palm tree, you must prune it once or twice a year. Early summer is an ideal time to prune sabal palms because this is when they produce seed heads that can be messy and make the tree look scraggly and unkept. Another reason it is a good idea to prune the seed heads early is, if the seeds drop around the tree, you will suddenly have hundreds of palm tree sprouts coming up around the tree and they are very hard to kill! Even widely know the commercial-grade products will not kill palm tree sprouts! Insects, including bees, are attracted to palm blooms so if you go to prune a palm while it is blooming, watch out! When pruning a palm, remove all the dead fronds along with the seed heads and leave as much of the green fronds as possible. Better yet, just give us a call and we will take care of your new Sabal Palm&rsquo’s maintenance!
The slow-growing Canary Island Date is prized for its formal and bold appearance and its extreme hardiness which allows its use throughout much of the southern U.S. including California, Texas, the Gulf Coast States, and Florida. The massive solitary canopy is highly visible and absolutely memorable. Known for its massive stately caliper, as well as its majestic crown shaft (which resembles a pineapple) must be manicured consistently for this look to be exposed. Planting a Canary Island date palm requires a full sun location and plenty of irrigation when the palm is young. As far as Canary palm tree care, think about providing water every week to help the plant establish deep roots. Once the tree is mature, you can reduce irrigation. We happily service the maintenance of these canopied giants!
The Mediterranean Fan Palm is the hardiest of all palms, featuring blueish gray, fan-shaped fronds, and a unique multi-trunk or “triple- trunk” vertical growth that makes it one of the best landscape palms for night lighting! A must-have for anyone with a tropical or Mediterranean-themed yard, the Mediterranean Fan Palm has a slow growth rate, so it will rarely outgrow its space. It is a low maintenance tree requiring minimal cleanup, so place around swimming pools or spas where you can admire its shape reflected by the heat and glare on the water! Once established, it can become drought tolerant with low to moderate watering needs. Its ability to survive periods of freezing weather with little or no damage is a testament to its durability.
Until it’s established with a deep, extensive root system (which takes a full growing season), you will want to be especially diligent in watering it. Water it weekly, and more frequently when it’s subjected to extreme heat. The Mediterranean fan palm is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions (clay, loam or sand texture, slightly acidic to highly alkaline soil pH), which is further testament to its hardiness. Fertilize with a slow-release palm fertilizer in spring, summer and fall. Here’s some interesting fan palm information: Some growers will severely prune all but one trunk to ground level to make it look like a standard single trunk palm tree. However, if your goal is to have a single trunk palm, you may want to consider exploring some of the other palm tree options that we have available in our nursery. We will be happy to show you around! The only pruning typically required for Mediterranean fan palm care should be to remove dead fronds. If you would like to have us help with pruning your new trees, let us know!
This palm makes a great accent which fits well into small areas like courtyards, entries, and patio settings. The Windmill is a tough plant and survives in hot, urban landscapes and even thrives there if watered and fed. Windmills are perfect for containers if care is taken that they are well-drained. It is very attractive planted in groves and groupings especially when plants of different heights are staggered in irregular patterns. Superior Palms is happy to come out and assist with recommended placement and groupings to highlight the beauty of these palms.
Experts recommend planting windmill palms in the spring or early summer in slightly acidic soil that drains well. While the plant tolerates most kinds of soil, it prefers rich, loamy earth. Windmill palms do best in partial shade but can tolerate full sun. Spread mulch 2 to 3 inches deep around the trunk, leaving a 1-inch gap around the base of the palm. Water thoroughly immediately after planting and give the palm enough water to keep the root ball moist during the summer growing season.
It’s critical that the palm not be planted too deep. Planting a palm’s root ball too deep in the soil can lead to root disease and nutritional deficiencies. Make sure the base of the trunk is at or slightly above the soil level. Once the plant is established – you can tell because new leaves appear – start a regular regimen of fertilizing. Use a palm fertilizer from April to August, broadcasting it across the area under the plant’s canopy. Well-established palms do well with a controlled-release granular fertilizer high in nitrogen and potassium. Look for palm special” fertilizers at your local garden or home store. If you are not sure about what to purchase, you can count on us to steer you in the right direction!
Its time to warm up to the Pindo Palm. This date palm with the desert appeal can withstand the chilliest Southern winters. It’s been known to shrug off frigid temps below freezing, even as low as 20℉. And it’s a gorgeous, low-growing palm that will produce a hefty yield of juicy, amber-colored fruit in warmer climates. Basically, its name is well-deserved. So succulent and delicious are the Pindo dates that they are often used to create savory jams and jellies, which is why the Pindo is nicknamed the Jelly Palm. But the pale green leaves are what give the Pindo its character.
Supported by inward curving fronds, the leaves are accentuated by a blue-gray sheen that gives it a distinctive look, unlike any other Palm. Although it won’t grow beyond 25 feet in height, the leaf span can spread to an impressive 20 feet, and its trunk base can exceed 2 feet. Still, the single trunk, slow root growth and extreme drought tolerance make it an excellent candidate for container growing. Pot them up and put them on the patio, the deck, or plant them in your yard to create a relaxing Southern retreat.
Pindo palms will thrive in a variety of conditions, in cooler climates they will like a full sun location, in warmer areas they will prefer some afternoon shade. Pindo Palms can tolerate almost any soil type and can be grown in small areas like parking lot islands and small spaces. They prefer well-draining soil and can tolerate dry conditions, but look better with adequate moisture.
Polished, plush and totally posh – this tropical-inspired go-to is a landscape staple.
The Queen Palm is a single-trunked palm, crowned by a beautiful head of glossy, bright green, soft, pinnate leaves forming a graceful, drooping canopy. The ornamental, bright orange dates are produced in hanging clusters and ripen during the winter months. It is popular in home landscapes as a focal point or to frame a house in commercial landscapes, Queen Palms can be planted in rows on 15-foot distances to line a street, walkway, or driveway. They also add curb appeal when grouped inro clusters or occasionally as a single, stately specimen. We are happy to come out and give you our expert opinion on whether these queens are right for you!
Chinese Fan Palm
Chinese fan palms are popular landscape plants in warm, humid and subtropical climates. They can make great houseplants as well. These trees are also known by their common name of fountain palm due to the way their fronds arch up and then cascade downward like water from a fountain. Each frond can reach around 6 majestic feet long. Chinese fan palms are best planted in the spring. These slow-growing palms have more of a bushy appearance when they are young. But in roughly a decade their single, slender, grayish-brown trunk will have extended enough to make them distinctly a tree. They can live for around 40 years.
Chinese fan palms are fairly hardy and not overly picky about their conditions. This makes them good for beginner gardeners. Providing the right amount of light, warmth, drainage and water are a must for growing a healthy Chinese fan palm. If you are interested in a fan palm for indoors or outdoor enjoyment, we are happy to advise on proper placement of your new long term plant companion.