We use a special formulated mix that is crucial to having palms here in Nashville Tennessee. It is a must to have the proper planting mix for palms to successfully grow in Tennessee due to the high levels of clay and rock. With the special formulated mix it will stimulate root and tree growth and nutrients along with proper drainage so the palms will not develop root rot.
Windmill Palm: 5 to 20 foot available single or double trunk, and can get de-fibered, will reach heights of up to 40 foot tall, slow grower. Can handle temperatures down to 0 degrees fahrenheit. Very majestic and a sure attention grabber.
Needle Palm: clumping or single; this palm is a slow grower, most cold hardy out of all palms tolerating temperatures down to -20 and a great indoor plant that cleans air and serves as a de-humidifier and sucks out carbon monoxide! Can reach heights of up to 12 foot wide and 12 foot tall.
King Sago: Can tolerate cold temperatures reported down to 0 degrees fahrenheit when mature. A feather palm that is very majestic that looks great inside or out. Can reach heights up to 20 foot tall. Slow grower, not edible for animals or humans.
Sabal Minor: Grows to around 6 foot mature height, can tolerate temperatures down to 0. Fan palm that stays green year around. Great accent palm.
We can also order any other palm you would like, but these palms are suited best for outside in Nashville Tennessee. If you have an open house or lots of windows and would like some trees inside your house, office, hotel, or business please contact us and we will be happy to help.
The bigger the palm tree is, the more cold hardy they are. Palms can be found throughout the world in elevations as high as 9,842 feet and taking temperatures well below freezing. There are over 2000 varieties of palm trees. Palm trees are used for making crafts, building houses, as a food source and a sure eye popper. Some that can't tolerate any cold weather, to others such as the needle palm that can tolerate temperatures in some cases below -20 degrees fahrenheit. All the palms we carry can tolerate temperatures down to 0 degrees, unless it is a special order palm that you would like to put inside your house such as a canary date palm which is rated a cold hardiness of 18 degrees. All palms need potassium, magnesium, manganese, and proper amounts of water and sun. Some palms such as the windmill and needle do great with limited sun in the shade but also can tolerate direct sunlight. The heart of the palm tree keeps the water circulating throughout the tree. If the heart dies than the palm will die. New frawns emerge from the heart of the tree where the bud of the tree is. There are male and female palms. Some palms grow faster than others but typically palms are slow growers. They are majestic trees that can add flare and zeal to any landscape. Feel free to write and ask any questions that may interest you and I will respond as promptly as possible. God Bless!