For many people, palm trees are as much a symbol of Florida as the world-famous beaches and theme park attractions that draw visitors and residents alike to the Sunshine State. However, there are many different kinds of palms — some of which you may have never seen or read about.
Incorporating palm trees in your commercial landscape design creates a connection to the “real Florida,” effectively tying natural beauty to the resilient entrepreneurial spirit that makes this state so distinctive. In this article, you’ll discover new and exciting ways to add diverse palms to your company’s exterior design:
The Eye-Catching Purple Palm
This variety is not often seen outside of botanical gardens, which only adds to its intrigue. Also, know as the Mount Lewis King palm and Purple Piccabean palm, this tree (as the name suggests) has a striking purple hue.
Equally appealing are the purple palm’s fronds, which lend a soft, matted look similar to the fronds of a coconut tree. Originating in the Mount Lewis area of Australia, this tree grows to a mature height of between 30 and 50 feet, making it an ideal addition to your commercial landscaping in Florida.
The purple palm loves partial to full sun but can be planted inside so long as there is enough light. That means you could easily turn your company’s lobby into an island retreat.
The Impressive Bismarck Palm
Originating in the islands off Madagascar, this tree is known for its massive size. At maturity, the Bismarck palm reaches heights of up to 60 feet with a frond spread of more than 20 feet. In addition, this hardy selection is drought tolerant, making it a fine option when low watering is preferred.
The palm works perfectly into any commercial landscaping in Jacksonville, Florida and other areas prone to winter temperature drops.
The Fountain-esque Caranday Palm
This tree — originating in South America and particularly Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay — creates the illusion of an organic fountain when properly groomed.
A hardy and robust selection, the Caranday grows to a mature height of 50 feet or more. Best of all, this palm can withstand temperatures down to 25 or 30 degrees. Though rare, Florida temperatures in recent years have reached this mark.
The Stately Canary Island Date Palm
Hailing from the Canary Island off northwest Africa, this tree is sometimes referred to as the “pineapple palm.” This is due to the fact that older fronds on the palm are often pruned to resemble a pineapple.
This slow-growing tree projects strength and virtue in commercial landscape design. That might be one reason why it has become popular for use in resorts, museums, estate homes, and more.
The Regal Cuban Royal Palm
Tropical and exotic, this tree (often referred to simply as Royal Palm) grows to a mature height of between 40 and 60 feet. The fronds are rich green in color, and much of the tree presents a glossy, almost wax-like finish. The trunk is smooth and light grey.
Though this palm is best known for its placement in tropical locales, it may be surprising to know that the tree is cold hardy down to 28 degrees, making it an ideal selection for any Florida commercial landscape.
Along with these options, there are many other varieties of palm trees available. In addition, opportunities abound for organic additions to your landscaping services in Jacksonville, Florida and elsewhere across the state.
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