Where can I find the best price on palm trees in GA?

Primulaveris(Z8 Augusta GA)November 23, 2010

I would like to add two large palm trees to start a tropical garden. So far the best price I got is from a local landscaping store at $185 per tree and $80 for shipping and putting it into the ground (in a hole that I have to digg out). I think they are mexican palm trees or fan palm trees, hardy for my zone Z8. They are about 10' high. I was wondering if anybody knows where I can get a better price. Thanks.

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alex_7b(7b/8a)

First, check out the Southeastern Palm Society site:
www.sepalms.org

Second, look around Augusta. The successful trunking palms are
1. Trachycarpus fortunei
2. Sabal palmetto
3. Butia capitata
4. Chamaerops humilis

MX fans are not reliable in z8. I know there are a few on Washington Rd at a hotel, but you don't want a 15-ft stump to remove every 6 or 7 years.

Palmettos can be purchased as bare-root plants in the spring or summer. Likewise, the others mentioned are available at Nurseries Caroliniana after April.

Third, palms should be planted when soil temps are rising. You should not plant until late March (#1, #4) or early May (#2, #3).

Consider also Sabal minor, Serenoa repens and Rhapidophyllum hystrix. These are nice understory shrubs.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2010 at 7:42AM
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