What To Know When Choosing a Palm?
By Chase Gregory | February 20, 2020 | 0
JSJ Unlimited LLC. is all about making your landscape better and nothing quite says “Florida Landscape” like a beautiful Palm Tree. With Spring right around the corner it’s now time to look into adding a Palm to your yard. While one might think they’re only a few palms to choose from, they would be terribly wrong. Currently there are more than 2,500 species of palm trees in existence today. Depending on the species, some palms can live for more than a century. Some Palms Can Last a Century. or more. That means the palm you plant might outlive you. There is also recent evidence that, at the cellular level, palms may indeed be the oldest living trees because their cells are not replaced with new cells, as is the case with other trees.
Below we will discuss the attributes and some interesting facts you need to know if you’re looking and one of these your landscape.
It’s Good to Wash Your Palms.
Everyone knows that you water a tree at its base. Palms are no different, but shooting that hose up to its leaves also is beneficial, helping to knock off the dust and to dislodge insects such as scale, mites, and mealybugs that like to hide out in the long stems of some palms. Washing also provides much-needed humidity, since most palms are grown in regions the the South and Central Florida Area.
It is important to know young Palms are shade lovers.
Younger palm trees prefer shade and most varieties will tolerate it when mature. Planting new palms under the canopy of other trees will protect their tender fronds. While some Palms are know for their ability to grow fast in ideal conditions, smaller palms need nurturing in their early stages.
Palm Trees either have Pinnate leaves or Palmate leaves.
Pinnate leaves are feathery fronds that grow along each side of a stem, while palmate leave grow out, like fingers on a hand, from the end of the stem. Many other plant species also share palmate or pinnate leaves in one variation or another.
Adding a Palm to your yard can really bring that tropical feel, and JSJ Unlimited has several different types of Palms to choose from. Our Location is Open to the Public: Monday-Friday: 6:30am – 6:00pm. Saturday: Closed, Sunday: Closed. Or Visit us on the at jsjunlimited.com to see our available products.
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