Palm Tree Books

With so many Palm Tree Books to choose from it is not easy to find the right book. Here are Palm Tree Books that are not only my personal favorites, but also are the most popular among our readers. Whether you are buying it as a gift or for your own library, these books have all the tips and information you need to grow healthy beautiful palm trees.

Betrock’s Essential Guide to Palms

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If you don’t live in the warm climate and still want to have beautiful palm trees in you backyard, you would love this book “Betrock’s Cold Hardy Palms.”  It has comprehensive profiles for 82 palm species capable of growing in climates colder than USDA Hardiness Zone 10, including 286 color photographs. Features include cold hardy palms that are drought tolerant, highly salt tolerant, shade tolerant, hazardous to humans (including irritating fruits) and much more. This book covers most of the U.S. and Europe.

The author of the book, Dr Alan W. Meerow, was the former Professor and Palm and Tropical Ornamentals Specialist at the University of FloridaÂ’s Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center.

This is one of my favorite books that I especially recommend for gardeners who don’t live in a warm climate but still want to grow beautiful palm trees in their garden.

Betrock’s Essential Guide to Palms

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An essential guide to palm care that includes an At-A-Glance Palm Finder with characteristics of 279 palm species. Filled with everything you need to grow beautiful palms. Whether you’re a new palm lover or an experienced gardener, this is the ultimate guide for selecting, growing, & maintaining palms. More than 300 color photographs throughout.

Tips on everything from propogating palms to preventing pests and diseases. Information for growing palms in cold, dry, and coastal climates. Seasonal checklist for maintaining palms. Directory of major palm gardens throughout the world. Includes charts for finding the correct palms for specific areas. Information for growing palms in cold, dry, and coastal climates.

I think this book will make it much easier to choose right palm tree for your climate and your garden.

An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

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Co-written by the author of the award-winning The Tropical Look, An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms offers a definitive account of palms that may be grown in the garden and landscape. Approximately 890 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. No gardener or landscaper who reads this book should ever again lose a palm solely because of lack of horticultural information.

Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. As well as all of the tropical and subtropical palms, the encyclopedia includes many species that can withstand freezing; thus it is applicable for areas where average low temperatures do not drop below 5ºF (-15ºC).

Many features of the book add to its usefulness for the amateur or professional grower. Extensive landscape lists group together palms with special characteristics, such as drought tolerance, salt tolerance, and slow growth, to name a few. A unique appendix with notes on germinating seed of selected palms will prove invaluable to gardeners and nursery professionals who wish to grow palms from seed.

All About Palms

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This is another top rated Palm Tree books which will help you to discover the beauty and practicality of palms. “All About Palms” will provide you with solution-based, easy to understand, expert advice and winning techniques to growing subtropical plants and palms.

Will help you to trouble shoot if you ran into the problems with your palm tree. Learn which plants are best for you from over 200 palms and other palm-like plants in the illustrated plant encyclopedia.

“All About Palms” has great step-by-step information and instructions for every gardener, regardless of the experience level. This was one of the first books that started my book collection.

Palms Won’t Grow Here and Other Myths: Warm-Climate Plants for Cooler Areas Importance of Microclimate When Choosing Cold Hardy Palms

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This is the perfect foundation book for the gardener who would like to see a banana next to his cherry tree and a palm between his maples. Written by David A. Francko, this book goes into details on how you can grow cold hardy palms in zones 7, 6 and even 5.

Even though the author David A. Francko is a PhD, it is very easy to understand. He tells you what works and what doesn’t work. I always recommend this book to all the people who want to create a tropical paradise in a cold climate. It got great reviews and 5 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon.

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Susan Brian