Palms are great to give your yard that tropical paradise feel!
Palms are true trees, although they grow on a single unbranched trunk, with a crown of large leaves at the top.
These leaves can be long and divided, like giant fern leaves, or they can be rounded and fan shaped, the two types being call “Feather” or “Fan” palms.
Palms mostly grow in the company of other trees, so they like the shade, at least when they are young; but there are few among the taller palms that insist on it.
Palms vary enormously in height; some of the clump-formers grow only about 6 or 10 ft. tall and can be placed in a garden like shrubs; others can reach about 90 ft. and are sufficiently stately for the largest gardens. The most magnificent palms are strictly for frost-free climates. Some of the more modest palms must be grown indoors; but they are among the most attractive of all house plants. They are mostly easy to grow. Give them reasonable light, don’t over-water them and don’t use a pot that is too large for the size of the palm.
Some species have their sap tapped to make wine or toddy. There are some whose young shoots can be cut out and cooked like cabbage.
Maas Nursery has a wonderful supply of palms and tropicals.