Florida is a land of extraordinary tropical beauty. From the panhandle to the Keys, Palm trees sway throughout, turning the state into an incredible paradise. Not all palms are alike, and knowing which ones thrive in central Florida is a key to stunning landscaping.
The hardiest and most widely found palm tree is the Sabal palm, which can live throughout the state of Florida. It is actually not a palm tree but classified as a cycad, and has been around since the dawn of the dinosaurs. Originating from Japan, the Sable is able to withstand cold temperatures and short freezes.
Another favorite of gardeners and landscapers are the fan palms. The Mexican and the Mediterranean fan palm's have gorgeous fanlike leaves and often grow to be 15 feet or more. These beautiful trees can be seen dancing near many businesses with a hula skirt of dried fond below their leaves.
The tinder leaves of the queen and pigmy palms can be found throughout Central Florida and South Florida. Their wispy palm leaves are famous for bending and swaying in the breeze and nestled against homes and offices. Queens can grow to be around 15 feet tall, while the pygmies resemble a smaller version of them. Landscapers love these beautiful trees because their roots don't take up much room, allowing them to be put in tight spaces.
There are many more stunning palms that can be added to any garden or landscape in central Florida. Mansfield Landscaping can help you decide which tropical tree is best for your yard.