Palm Trees for sale
Tropical landscapes are lush, colourful, exotic, and bursting with life, and Palm trees are at the very centre. Luckily, they’re not just reserved for tropical climates and desert islands – even old blighty has a love for them. However, before deciding on a variety, you might want to learn more about the interesting history of palm trees. This will also act as a guide as to whether investing in a palm tree is right for you.
In it for the long haul
Believe it or not, depending on the species, some palm trees can live for over a century. That means the palm you plant could outlive you! It is also believed that palms are the oldest living trees, as their cells are not replaced with new cells like other trees. Palms make great patio plants because they can be moved or replanted from a container to a sunnier location.
Palm trees for sale - Sun or shade?
Hardy palms are invaluable as structural plants in tropical-style gardens and look effective when planted with bamboos. Younger palm trees prefer shade and most varieties will tolerate it when mature. Planting very young palms under the canopy of other trees will help to protect their tender fronds. Ideal temperatures for most palm trees is between 95F during the day, with lows of 78F at night. If you are planting a palm, ensure in the first year of planting you don’t allow your palm tree to dry out. Once the roots have established themselves, they will find their own water supply. This generally happens after the first summer of being planted. Ideally, the tree should be kept moist, not waterlogged. Palms such as the Trachycarpus Fortuneii are as tough as anything coping with temperatures down to -20. Whilst the Chamaerops Humilis ‘cerifera’ has a wonderful hue of blue and compliments the Olive Tree wonderfully.
Palm tree symbolism
The palm branch is a symbol of victory, triumph, peace, and eternal life, originating in the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean world. On Palm Sunday Christians often carry palm fronds as part of a symbolic ritual commemorating Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem.