Palm trees add beauty and vibrance to any garden or landscape; this is something that Florida residents know very well. What might not be so clear is what kind of palms work best for the tropical climates of Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach, and that’s where Coconut Grove Landscape Design comes in.
This article is here to list the different types of palm trees suited to the Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach area, and we’ll explain the details of each along the way.
The spindle palm has a uniquely tropical look that’s perfect for the coast. These palms thrive in full light, in areas with year-round warm temperatures; in these conditions, spindle palms can grow up to 25 feet high and sprout fronds as long as 10 feet. They can be cultivated either in-ground or inside containers – either method will create a look of paradise in your very own yard.
The lady palm will thrive both indoors and outdoors and can grow even in low light. In fact, that’s where these plants are happiest – their fronds are glossy and deep green when they’re grown in the shade. They can grow between 8-10 feet high, with numerous trunks growing close together to resemble shrubs.
The royal palm is a palm tree that’s native to Florida, and can grow up to 80 feet tall. Their trunks are light gray or white, and they sport bright green crown shafts with full fronds. Because they’re so large, they’re typically only used for sizable, private estates, or gated communities.
The Sylvester palm is a very hardy, flowering plant in the palm family that can grow up to 40 feet high. They stand out from other palm trees due to their silver and blue-green fronds and trunks patterned with diamond shapes. Coconut Grove Landscape Design can help your Sylvester palms maintain the perfect ‘diamond cut’ with regular trimming and shaping.
Bismarck palms are perfect for the ideal Florida look because of their symmetrical crowns, silver-green/olive-green fronds, and massive leaves. They can grow up to 60 feet high, with fronds that spread up to 16 feet. Because of their size, Bismarck palms are typically recommended for larger properties.
The Sabal palm is another tree that’s native to Florida. This palm is tolerant to droughts, salt, and free of pests and disease – which makes it the perfect choice for Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach properties. They have star-shaped fronds that form a round canopy atop a gray/brown trunk, and they can reach heights up to 40 feet.
Coconut Grove Landscape Design Services
We have over 15 years of experience helping residents of Florida create gardens and landscapes of their dreams. Along with providing tree maintenance, we’ll also help you pick out the perfect palm trees for your residence based on size, location, and placement, then bring your landscaping vision to life.