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Palm trees from Athelas Plants
An exotic palm tree can bring a Mediterranean or tropical feel to both gardens and indoor spaces alike. Despite their prominence in hotter climates, palm trees are very hardy plants that are easy to care for and which can thrive in the British climate.
At Athelas Plants, we understand that it's nice to have something a bit unusual in your garden and that's why we've brought together our fabulous collection of hardy palm trees, and indoor palm trees
We have over 15 varieties of palm trees for sale, including hardy palms such as dwarf fan palm trees, Chusan palm trees and the Jelly Palm??as well as Canary palms, all chosen for their distinct characteristics and ability to survive our not-so-temperate winters.
Choosing a palm tree
Before you buy a palm tree, you should think about the location where it will be planted, as different species have varying requirements. Additionally, the height of the mature palm tree, as well as the spread of its fronds should be considered to ensure that it fits well with its surroundings. Another major factor is if you are looking for a hardy palm tree or an interior palm. Each of the descriptions will indicate the palm trees hardiness.
If you're looking for palm tree for your garden, the Chilean wine palm is an excellent choice. With a huge rounded trunk, it can grow up to 15m tall and thrives in bright, sunny areas. Its canopy can spread up five metres and its lovely angular leaves make this palm tree a fantastic focal point for any outdoor space.
For indoor situations, consider a??Kentia palm tree. Excellent for bright indoor locations, such as conservatories or entryways, it grows to a height of about two metres and produces flowers in the summer for an extra splash of colour.
Caring for your palm tree
Palm trees are easy to grow and care for and simply need good soil, plenty of water and protection from the elements.
When planting a tropical palm tree, the plant should be pre-soaked before putting it in the ground, especially if planting is occurring during a dry spell. The hole should be significantly larger than the root system, as the loosened soil around the palm tree will allow better root penetration.
To get the most from your palm tree, it should be watered and fed on a regular basis. It's best to apply fertilisers during warmer months when the palm tree is actively growing. Since they are usually shallow-rooting plants, palm trees should also be thickly mulched.
Palm trees don't require much in the way of pruning and this task usually simply requires the removal of dead fronds and suckers. While fruit-bearing palm trees can be a pretty addition to a garden, the fruit can also be messy, so some gardeners may choose to remove the fruit before it ripens.
Buying palm trees from Athelas Plants
At Athelas plants, we work hard to ensure that every plant that we send is healthy and arrives to you in a good condition. We've had many happy clients, who have been delighted with the plants and palm trees that they received from us, as well as our excellent customer service.
If you have any questions about ordering a palm tree from us, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll be happy to discuss any concerns that you may have, as well as provide advice on the choice of palm tree or the care that it should receive.
And if you're in the area, why not pop into our East Sussex nursery for a visit? You'll be able to check out the quality of our palm trees in person and see our large selection of specimen plants and topiary.
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