Areca Palms

Common Name: Areca
Scientific Name: Dypsis lutescens
Zone: 10A-11
Growth Rate: Moderate
Origin: Madagascar
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Drought Tol.: High
Typical Height: 20′ OA

Product Description

The origin of Areca palms is on the island of Madagascar, just off the Southeastern coast of Africa. The growing zone there, is the same as Southwest Florida.

Palm City Nursery and Landscaping serves homeowners and landscaping professionals in the cities of Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.

Our 65 acres of groves are centrally located on Pine Island, Florida.

Common Uses

  • A privacy screen or hedge
  • As a focal point planting
  • An accent piece
  • Method for blocking out unattractive walls or fences
  • Or kept in a planter inside a your pool lanai

The average height for hedging and screening projects can start at 8’ OA or 15’Oa.

We know when the fronds of Areca palms are kept bushy and full, they’re perfect for creating privacy between the homes, businesses or along busy thoroughfares.

Some of our clients prefer to have their Arecas thinned out near the ground so that the smooth canes are exposed. The unique canes of Areca palms exhibit a distinct silver and green color combination and add visual texture to your landscaping.

Tell us about the look you want.

Regular maintenance of Areca palms, which are a popular hedging palm, should include; consistent and effective irrigation, a seasonal schedule of fertilization and the monthly removal of dead fronds.

Areca palms have a moderate growth rate and are highly drought tolerant. This combination makes it perfectly suited to do well during our rainy season and our dry season.

However, if you are looking to maximize their growth and quickly get them to your desired height, you’ll want to consider ample irrigation and fertilization.

Palm City Nursery and Landscaping can help you!

We understand that the size Areca palms you choose to plant first depends on several factors.

Your budget, project time constraints and overall height specs are going to dictate your needs. Let us know what you are looking for and we’ll set up a time for you to come to the nursery or out to our groves to choose materials and tag trees.

Let us know the look and feel you are trying to attain. We may suggest other hedging materials like Lady Palms or Fishtail Palms. Be specific regarding yours or yours or client’s needs. We have the experience and inventory to help you get the materials you need for your next project.

Call us today at 239-336-9484 and let our family of experts help you.