Originating in the Indo-Malaysian region, the popularity of the banana has spread this plant across the globe to every continent except Antarctica. The banana is one of the largest fruit crops in the world and has been a part of the human diet since pre-recorded history. Banana plants thrive in every humid tropical region of the world but will also adapt to the temperate climates of North America. Some banana varieties will even survive temperatures in the single digits. The plant is widely used as an ornamental tree to create a tropical feel, with the fruit being an occasional benefit. They are easy to grow and are also conducive for container growing in northern climates. Most banana plants will multiply but can easily be divided and replanted.
This plant is perfect for those who want a tropical look but do not want the height most palms reach. The sago can be planted in the ground or in a pot. The sago is actually a cycad which prefers a more dry soil. Overwatering a sago could be harmful. Sagos are often used as an understory throughout landscaping plans and offers a beautiful deep green foliage throughout summer. Fronds may burn in winter (turn brown), however, leaving these fronds until new foliage is established in spring will help ensure it’s return.
This beautiful palm looks much like a dwarf or bushy form of a windmill palm. However, it is truly the most cold tolerant palm in the world. This specimen can withstand temperatures down to -20*F. The leaves of this under-used palm are similar in appearance to the windmill palm holding a deep green color, even through the harshest winter.
Okay, now we get to the 'Needle' part. The bristle or needle palm has a short stubby trunk with protective bristles all around it. However, these bristles (needles) are brittle and are rarely even noticed due to the plants abundant bouquet of dark green leaves. If the lateral leaves are pruned and after many, many years, it can grow a predominant trunk and form a small tree. The primary uses of this elegant palm are as a shrub, bush or hedge.
The Euro, also known as 'Mediterranean Fan Palm', is a clustering fan palm with stiff leaves and a spiny leaf stems. This is often used as a palm bush and often used at entrance ways and in containers around pools and outdoor living areas and it is a good choice for foundation plantings. While it is a hardy palm, we str recommend any snow or ice be removed immediately.
The Pindo, also known as the Jelly Palm or Coco Palm, is a lovely palm with silvery-green fronds and a stout trunk. Some Pindos will bear orange fruit which some people use to make jelly (hence the nickname “jelly palm”). A Pindo is often referred to as the weeping willow of palms because of it’s flowing movements on more mature trees. When mature, a pindo's fronds can span up to 10' around! This palm requires little maintenance once established and pruning is minimal.
The Windmill Palm is another popular tree in this area. It is a fast and easy-to-grow tree - some reaching heights of 15-20’.
It has a slender trunk which is covered with a burlap-like fiber.
This palm does well in sunny areas, however, it will thrive in partial
sun. The windmill palm will even do well in clay, provided it is well-drained. Paradise Palms carries these palms in sizes ranging from approx. 2' up to 20'.
This is our most popular palm. It is Florida and South Carolina’s state tree. We are pleased to offer these trees both hurricane cut and refoliated. Depending on when a tree is planted, a hurricane cut tree will have a good sized canopy within about 1-to-1-1/2 years and a full canopy in approximately 3-to-3-1/2 years. Our refoliated trees already have a full canopy, therefore giving you an almost complete canopy within one year. The Sabal Palmetto is very versatile and will adapt to a variety of soil conditions.
Paradise Palms carries sabals ranging in sizes from approx. 6' to 20'.