Tips To Planting Palm Trees
Palm trees are trees in the family Arecaceae, sometimes referred to as Palmae. Palms are widely distributed in the tropical regions of the world, with some species venturing into subtropical or even temperate zones, and there are around 2,600 individual species of palm tree, all told. When planting palm trees, there are some important things to keep in mind. Choosing the right location is crucial, as some species are much larger than others. If the tree is going to be grown indoors, a dwarf variety should probably be used. Planting palm trees outdoors is generally not difficult, but the trees will typically only tolerate very warm climates, and may even die if exposed to freezing temperatures. Different species of palm trees may have very different requirements, so it is important to understand the needs of the particular species being planted.
Another important factor that should be considered prior to planting palm trees is the amount of sunlight exposure the tree will have. Again, the species is very important, as some varieties of palms love as much sun as they can get, while others prefer shade. Buyers should check with the nursery where the plant was purchased to obtain as much information as possible before they begin planting.