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How to Identify Palm Trees – New!

Since different palms require different care, it is important to know its species. Use these key characteristics to identify your palm. Read more»

How to Care for Palm Trees

Caring for palm trees can be a fun and rewarding if you know what you are doing. I this article I am going to reveal my secrets to successful palm tree care. I’ve learned them over the years working at the nursery and in my own garden. The key factors are: selecting the right palm, planting, watering, fertilizing, trimming and cold protection. Read more»

Palm Tree Sale

Buying palm trees is very exiting. But, it’s even more exiting if you can save some money by buying them on sale. I am always on the look out for a great deal. Keep in mind low price doesn’t always mean high quality. Read more»

Secret to Growing Cold Hardy Palm Trees

Today, you don’t have to live in a tropical climate to have a tropical landscape. In fact, most of the palm enthusiasts live in a cold climates. Some palms can tolerate cold down to 0F. Find out how you can grow cold hardy palms virtually anywhere. Read more»

Transplanting Palm Tree to a Bigger Container

This is probably the easiest transplanting project out of all of them because you don’t need to dig out the palm or transport it somewhere. Also, if you moving a palm from one container to another, that means your palm is small. Read more»

Top 10 Palm Tree Transplanting Mistakes

In this article I wanted to list top 10 most common mistakes gardeners make when transplanting a palm trees and tell you how to avoid them. Read more»

Transplanting Palm Tree from One Location to Another

Here are easy step-by-step instructions on how to move a palm tree from one location to another. Also, tips on how to safely transport a palm from a nursery. Read more»

Transplanting Palm Tree from a Container into the Ground

After growing in a container for a few years, palm trees should be transplant into the ground. Here are easy step-by-step instructions on how to transplant a palm from a container into the ground. Read more»

Palm Tree Cold Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA Hardiness Zone Map is a map with regions defined by a 10 degree Fahrenheit difference in the average annual minimum temperature. This map divides North America into 11 separate zones. The higher the zone number, the warmer the area. Read more»

Importance of Microclimate When Choosing Cold Hardy Palms

Microclimate is a very important when it comes to growing cold hardy palms. In the cold climates, the microclimate can make a huge difference in how many species of palms you can grow. Some gardeners, because they live in a microclimate, might be able to grow 400 species of palms vs 50 species. Read more»

Top 5 Factors Affecting Cold Hardy Palm Tree Growth

Everybody are used to seeing palm trees in the tropical climates. But you will be probably be surprised to learn that there are palms that can survive in the area with subzero temperatures. To grow cold hardy palm trees successfully in cold climate, you need to consider 5 main factors. Read more»

How to Save a Dying Palm Tree

Is your favorite palm tree dying and you don’t know what to do? There are a lot of reasons why your palm might not be feeling so well. It could be day-to-day palm tree care, climate, disease, insects or some kind of injury. This article will help you save your palm tree from dying. Read more»

Top 10 Palm Tree Care Mistakes

Palm Trees are very easy to grow, but even easier to kill if you don’t know what you are doing. Common mistakes that palm tree owners make include over-watering, under-watering, not fertilizing and etc. Read more»

How to Protect Palm Trees From Cold

While cold hardy palms can tolerate freezing temperatures, tropical palms may suffer from the cold damage. Cold weather can effect palm trees in different ways. First, freeze can damage the palm tissue in the trunk, which may limit the ability of the palm to provide leaves with enough water. Read more»

Quick Way to Protect Palm Trees from ColdFor many years scientists have been trying to come up with an anti-freeze solution that would protect palm trees from cold without damaging them. Recently, researchers from the University of Alabama and Miami University had a scientific breakthrough. Read more»

How to Save Cold Damaged Palm Tree

The most important and the most vulnerable part of the palm tree is the bud. Bud is where new leaves emerge. If the bud tissue of the palm has NOT been severely damaged, the palm should recover and start producing new leaves during the following summer. Read more»

Palm Tree Planting Step-By-Step

Planting Palm Trees is not much different from the way you would plant any other kind of trees. Nursery-grown palms should be potted, balled or burlapped at the root. Try to plant your palm tree shortly after buying it. Read more»

Palm Tree Q&A

I get a lot of emails from people who are experiencing problems with palm trees. I read all of them and try to respond as soon as possible, because I feel your pain and I know what it feels like to watch your favorite palm tree turning into a dry yellowish-brown monster. Read more»

How to Water Palm Trees The Right Way

Watering Palm Trees the right way is very important. Most of the Palm Trees like moist and well drained soil. But, it is easier said than done. A lot of palm tree enthusiasts over water their palms or don’t provide enough water, because they don’t know how to check for soil moist level. Read more»

How to Prevent Palm Tree Nutritional Deficiency

Palm trees nutritional deficiencies are easily prevented by following a yearly fertilization program. Mature palms in the landscape should be fertilized with a complete granular fertilizer formulated for palms. Read more»

How to Choose a Palm Tree

Nothing else gives a landscape that “tropical” feel quite like palm trees. Florida Palm Trees like warm climate and a lot of sunshine. When choosing a palm tree for your property, consider five factors: Soil, size, temperature, sunlight, and water. Read more»

Palm Tree Types

Small Palm Trees

Many people want a beautiful palm tree that will not obstruct the view, will require less maintenance, and will be in proportion with their small garden. Fortunately, some palms grow only up to 10ft tall. They are considered to be small palms, also known as dwarf palms. Read more»

Cold Hardy Palm TreesDo live up North but still dream of a tropical garden? There might be some palm trees that will grow in your area. Not many people know that some palm trees are quite cold hardy. One species, the Needle Palm, has even tolerate cold down to -20°F. Read more»

Indoor Palm Trees

Palm trees like warm and humid weather with a lot of natural light. Any palm tree can be grown indoor if provided with right conditions. Some palms can tolerate lower humidity and light level making them better choice for indoors. Read more»

Fast Growing Palm TreesIf you want to save money, buy a small fast growing palm. Some palm trees will grow 6 feet in one year! In the right climate, you will have a garden of your dreams without spending a fortune. Read more»
Palm Tree TypesThey can be separated into few major types depending on their trunk, leaf structure, growth rate, size, and cold tolerance. Aside from these basic segregations, palms also differ in salt and drought tolerance, leaf color, fruit and flower production. Read more»
15 Most Popular Palm TreesWith about 2,500 different species it’s not easy to find the best palm for your garden. Here are 15 most popular Palm Trees listed by their common name, so it’s easier for you to remember. I am also including their scientific name. Read more»