If you choose a fast-growing palm tree, it may not take too long to have a selection of palms that are tall in stature. Unfortunately, palms can be difficult to grow from seed, so it’s worth arming yourself with all of the information to give your seeds the best possible chance of germinating.
The roots of a palm tree grow horizontally rather than vertically, and as a result, they remain only in the shallow soil surrounding the tree, and do not grow into the deep soil. Palm tree roots will occupy a maximum depth of 3 feet.
Palm trees and coconut trees are commonly mistaken for each other, but there are some key differences between each which can help identify them.
Palm trees can be slow growers or fast growers, and depending on the species, you can expect a palm to grow in height at a rate of as little as 3 inches per year or up to a maximum of 3 feet per year.
If you’re looking for the right potting for your palm trees, this is the guide you need. We’ll cover in detail what you should look for in the soil, and which types of soil work best for palm trees.
Here we take a look at some of the best low-maintenance palms for growing both indoors and outdoors.
Palm trees are most commonly associated with the production of coconuts and date fruits, but there are in fact over 2600 different species of palm, and each of these produce a different type of fruit.
Palm trees are evergreen plants, so if your fronds are turning yellow then this can be a sign that something is wrong. Here we look at the possible issues that could be causing yellowing palm leaves, how you can diagnose the palm, and how you can treat it.
There are over 2500 different species of palm trees, and these grow in the wild throughout many countries around the world. However, there is some debate concerning where the first palm trees grew natively.
Of course, a garden with palm trees alone may look a little neglected, so check out our recommendations below for some of the best plants that go well with palm trees.
Palms are great plants to keep in outdoor pots to create a tropical vibe on a patio, or provide shade to nearby borders. Many types of palms are well suited to growing in a container, which we will explore here.
Palm tree trimming or pruning is a contentious issue among gardeners. Some gardening experts recommend that a palm tree should never be pruned, while some palm tree owners routinely trim their trees every year.