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If you’re searching for ‘Palm trees near me,’ look no further than Earth Works Gardens, located on the corner of Beach and Kernan. Our locally owned garden center has become a destination for gardeners and plant enthusiasts across Northeast Florida and Southern Georgia. We have a large selection of palms suitable for the Jacksonville climate and the surrounding area. We have the right tree for you whether you’re searching for large palms, short palms, cold-hardy, tropical, or unique and low-maintenance palms.

            Our knowledgeable staff can help you pick the right palm for the right spot. There are many palms to choose from, and if you are new to Jacksonville or the Northeast Florida area, it can be a bit daunting. Earth Works stocks palm trees of all types. Dwarf palms like the Pygmy Date Palm. (Phoenix roebelenii) Tall, graceful Queen palms and robust showstoppers such as Mule Palms (xButiagrus nabonnandii)  and Sylvesters (Phoenix sylvestris.)


Although palm trees look very similar, a trained eye can identify the differences between all the varieties we can grow here in Jacksonville, Florida. One of the significant distinguishing factors is leaf type. There are two leaf types that a palm can have, palmate or pinnate. Palmate leaves or fronds are broad and have a fan or hand-like shape. Pinnate leaves are longer with slender leaves that resemble feathers.


The next significant difference between palms is their trunks. Palm trunks vary greatly. Some are smooth, while others are bumpy, rough, or chunky. Some palm tree trunks are thick and wide, and others are thin. Choosing a palm is a consideration of both the trunk and the foliage appearance that suits you. There is no right or wrong, just preference. All palms are beautiful in their way.

Another thing to consider is the growth rate of the palm you are choosing. A slow-growing palm could be a good choice if you start with a large one because you would get immediate coverage for an extended period. If you started with a smaller slow growing palm, it could take years before the palm tree grew large enough to fill in the area you want to cover.

On the other hand, you could start with a smaller fast, growing palm tree and achieve the coverage you need much more quickly. It all comes down to how long you are willing to wait for the look you are trying to achieve. Sometimes figuring all this out can be a challenge. Earth Works staff are trained to help you decide which palm tree best suits your landscape.


Some examples of slow-growing palm trees that grow well in Jacksonville, Florida, are:

European Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis)

Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei)

Sabal Palm (Sabal palmetto)

Dwarf Sabal Palmetto (Sabal minor)


Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix)Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona Chinensis)

Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis)

Pindo Palm (Butia capitata)

Seashore Palms (Allagoptera arenaria)

Arikury Palm (Syagrus schizophylla)

Mule Palms (XButiagrus nabonnandii)

Reclinata Palm (Phoenix Reclinata)

Silver Bismarckia (Bismarckia Nobilis),


Examples of moderate and fast-growing palms include:

Queen Palms (Syagrus romanzoffiana)

King Alexander Palms (Archontophoenix alexandrae)

Sylvestris Palms (Phoenix sylvestris)

Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens)


Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa)

Dwarf Sugar Palms (Arenga engleri)

Ribbon Palm (Livistona dicipiens)

Nitida or Carnarvon Fan Palm (Livistona nitida)

Delivery truck palm tree


Once you know which palm tree you like, Earth Works can help you pick the right place to plant your new palm tree. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff helps customers design and layout their landscapes daily. Think about the areas in your yard where you might want a new palm tree, and take some pictures of your property. Bring them into Earth Works and show us the space you’re working with, and we can help you make the best choice of palm for your space.

 Delivery and installation of palm trees are one of our specialties. We plant palms all year round in Jacksonville, Florida. Our staff will coordinate with you to get your purchased trees to your home as quickly as possible.

If a sizeable field-grown palm tree is not what you need, we also carry a vast selection of smaller container-grown palm trees in many sizes. Our garden center sells palm trees in containers ranging from 3-30 gallons. Most of these palms can fit in pick-up trucks, SUVs, and minivans. We even loaded a 15-gallon Pindo palm into the hatchback of a Porche a few years ago at the customer’s insistence! 

If you’ve never strolled around our pathways at Earth Works Gardens, set a time to come and look at our palm trees.  Our Garden Center is set up to show you what palm trees look like in the landscape here in Northeast Florida and Southern Georgia. Our landscape palms are of the highest quality and are sourced from growers we have been buying from for over twenty years. These unique and hardy palm trees are grown in Florida and selected to grow well in USDA zones 8-9b.

Sylvestris Feature palms


Large field-grown Palm trees are easy to grow and low maintenance. The only time they need much extra care is after planting. After Earth Works plants your new palm, it must be watered daily for the first thirty days, every other day for the second month, and about two or three times a week for the third month. If planted during the winter or when temperatures are consistently below seventy degrees, the palm trees should be watered, allowed to dry out entirely, and then wet again. This schedule can vary depending on rainfall, soil conditions, and other variables.

It can take up to a year before a palm tree is fully rooted in your landscape. There are very few times that palm trees need a lot of extra water once they are established. Northeast Florida weather generally provides enough water for palm trees to grow and thrive. Exceptions would be times of extended drought, typically during spring months in Duval County.


Palm fertilizer Palm tone, Nutritional Spray and Manganese Sulfate

Fertilization is essential for any palm. Always choose a plant food that is formulated for palm trees. Palms require specific nutrients in higher ratios compared to other plants. The main one is Manganese. Manganese deficiencies can not only stunt the growth and make the palm trees look sick, but they can also become lethal if left untreated. Earth Works carries palm fertilizer and manganese supplements year-round.

If you have always thought about growing a palm tree in your yard and have never tried, come to Earth Works and speak with one of our Garden Staff. We always look forward to helping customers with their landscape palm tree needs. Our palm trees are stocked year-round, and we are always ready to help with any palm tree questions you may have.


pheonix reobelenii

Common names: Pygmy Date palm, Pygmy palm & Roebelenii

  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate
  • Origin: India
  • Zone: 8B-11
  • Typical Height: 10ft OA
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Growth Rate: Slow

This easy-to-grow palm tree is one of the most versatile palms that can be grown in Northeast Florida. Its slow growth rate makes it a perfect choice for growing in pots or containers. The flexibility of the Roebelenii allows you to grow a palm tree almost anywhere on your property. Around your pool and lanai, inside screen enclosures, patios, decks, and practically anywhere you want.

In addition to growing these beautiful palm specimens in containers and pottery, they look fantastic as focal points in the yard and landscape. The Pygmy Date Palm is perfect as a stand-alone or can be used in groups for screening unwanted views. Earth Works sells many sizes of the Roebelenni Palm. We sell young Pygmy Date Palms starting at three gallons, about two feet tall, to field-grown trees ranging from six to ten feet tall.


syagrus romanzoffiana

Common names: Queen Palm & Cocos Palm

  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate
  • Origin: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
  • Zone: 9-11
  • Typical Height: 40ft
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast
Queen Palms

 The Queen palm is a fast-growing palm and an elegant choice for landscapes in Northeast Florida. The long feathery pinnate leaves are beautiful and can create shade if placed in the right spot. Queen palms can line the property or be planted as single specimens to create focal points in your landscape design.

This palm tree grows fast up to feet and begins to slow its growth rate considerably after that. Earth Works sells 15-gallon, 30-gallon, and field-grown Queen Palms year-round. We offer delivery and planting services year-round. We offer delivery and planting services year-round. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you find the right palm tree design for your landscape.

If you’re looking for a cold hardy palm tree that looks like a tropical palm, the Queen palm is a good choice. Queen Palms shed their outer layers as they mature and reveal an attractive silver color on their trunk. The contrast of the light-colored trunk with the dark green palm fronds is a stunning look that creates a tropical vibe when paired with a good landscape design in Jacksonville.



sylvestris Palm trees

phoenix sylvestris

Common names: Sylvestris, Sylvester,

Silver Date Palm, India Date Palm, Wild Date Palm

  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate
  • Origin: India
  • Zone: 8B-11
  • Typical Height: 40ft OA
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Growth Rate: Slow

The Silver Date Palm is one of the best cold, hardy Palm Trees for Northeast Florida and Jacksonville. These Sylvester palms are not only tough but attractive. They make great centerpieces in the landscape design that stand alone or can be grouped to cast significant shade around a pool, lanai, patio, or deck. This palm species can take just about anything the Duval county climate can bring.

The Sylvestris Palm has a stout trunk topped with silver blue-green fronds. The palm wood is cleaned at the farms with a diamond cut. This gives the Sylvester a unique palm tree look that sets it apart from all the others. Landscape lighting can really make these beautiful palms shine at night.

The Sylvestris is a slow grower, approximately 1 to 3 feet a year but can reach heights of 40 feet plus and 10 to 15 feet wide. The Silver Date Palm is an easy-to-grow palm tree that prefers full sun and can withstand temperatures down to 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Phoenix sylvestris is sold by Earth Works at trunks ranging from two feet up to ten feet tall. These hardy palms are field grown and sold by the height of their trunk. The large palms are delivered and installed year-round by our landscape professionals. Ask us about including a Phoenix sylvestris palm tree in your landscape design.


sabal palmetto

Common names: Sabal, Sabal Palm, Cabbage Palm

  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Origin: Gulf Coast, South Atlantic states  through the Caribbean, Mexico, Central, and South America.
  • Zone: 7B-11
  • Typical Height: 40ft
  • Salt Tolerance: High
  • Growth Rate: Slow
Sabal Palms cabbage palms

The Sabal palm is native to Florida and is the easiest to grow in your landscape. The large palmate-shaped leaves are iconic throughout the Southeastern part of the coastal United States. If you are new to Jacksonville, Florida, this palm tree is a must for your landscape design.

Sabal palmettos are a great look and an excellent value for your landscape design. This unique plant and palm can be a solitary focal point or planted in groups spaced or tightly together. Because the Cabbage Palm is native to the area it has built in resistance to insects and

disease. It is also one of Jacksonville, Florida’s best cold hardy palm tress. These coastal palm trees can live in exteme conditions in Forida, ranging form high and dry sugar sand conditions to fully-submerged brackish marsh waters.

Sabal palms are great additions to coastal landscape designs and applications. they have very high salt and wind tolerance and grow naturally in the beach sand.

Once established, these cabbage palms are extremely drought tolerant and can live on what mother nature provides us here in Jacksonville, Florida.

Earth Works did an amazing job installing our two new palm trees. From the emails from Emily to the installers Adam and Jeff. I Highly recommend.

       — Mrs Lavelle


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