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Serving the Greater Charleston Area

Canary Island Date Palm Tree (Phoenix canariensis)

  • The Canary Island Date Palm Tree is one of the most majestic of all palm trees.  This sub-tropical palm tree has been grown for exotic landscape for over 200 years.
  • This large, stately palm often reaches a size too massive for most residential landscapes but, fortunately, it is very slow-growing and will take a considerable amount of time to reach its 50 to 60-foot-height.
  • The Canary Island Date Palm is also known as the "Pineapple Palm" because of the unique pineapple shape it forms after it is trimmed.
  • The Canary Island Date Palm Tree is recommended for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

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Sylvester Date Palm (Phoenix Sylvestris)

  • Phoenix sylvestris is a fast growing palm that can get up to 40-50ft tall and 25ft wide. 
  • Also known as the "silver" or 'wild" Date Palm, Phoenix sylvestris, is a beautiful accent palm that blends well into many landscape themes. The trunks are robust and the canopies average 18' across at maturity. 
  • Sylvestris are all grown from seed and so its normal to see some variations in appearance across a group. It has a lot of similar characteristics with True Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera). 
  • It has a solitary robust trunk, with interesting diamond pattern created by leaf scars. The Sylvester Date Palm requires some maintenance trimming old dead leaves that tend to make "skirt". Trunk is swollen at the base, about 13-18 inches in diameter
  • The Sylvester Date Palm Tree is recommended for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

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Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona Chinensis)

  • The Chinese Fan Palm Tree is able to reach 50 feet in height but usually seen at 30 feet with a 10 to 12-foot spread. Chinese Fan Palm Trees have a single straight trunk and large, six-foot-long leaves which have drooping tips. 
  • The divided leaves have long, tapering, ribbon-like segments which gracefully sway beneath the leaves, creating an overall fountain-like effect. 
  • The petioles are armed with sharp spines. 
  • The inconspicuous flowers are hidden among the leaves and are followed by small, blue-black, olive-like fruits.
  • The Chinese Fan Palm Tree is recommended for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

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King Sago Palm (Cycas Revoluta)

  • The King Sago Palm Tree is not actually a palm but rather a cycas. It has long dark green feathery leaves.
  • This plant can grow to 10 feet tall and wide and can be trimmed to form a truck rather than remain more shrub like.
  • Leaves may be damaged and turn yellow at temperatures below 15 degrees. These leaves can be trimmed off in the spring after new growth is detected.
  • This makes for great single specimen or can be used in a grouping. This plant gives a very tropical look to any landscape. This plant can also be grown inside in a sun room that receives good light.
  • The King Sago Palm Tree is recommended for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

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Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum Hystrix)

  • Th Needle Palm Tree clumps under story palm with deep green leaves. This palms is heavily protected with long sharp needles.
  • Up to 10 feet tall and wide.
  • Mature plants can handle temperatures to -5°F.
  • Single specimen or in grouping. Does not tolerate salt spray. Likes warm moist summers.
  • The Needle Palm Tree is recommended for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

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Sabal Minor

  • The Sabal Minor is a short trunked sabal with much if not all of its trunk below ground. Leaves are green to blue green in color.
  • Usually 5 feet tall and wide.
  • Mature plants can handle temperatures down to 0°F.
  • Best in groups but can be used as a single specimen. Difficult to move due to its below ground root system.
  • The Sabal Minor Palm Tree is recommended for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

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Saw Palmetto (Serenoa Repens)

  • The Saw Palmetto Palm Tree is a low growing fan palm with stiff leaves and spiny stem.
  • Usually grows along the ground and seldom has an upright trunk.
  • A very hardy palm that can survive temperatures below 0°F.
  • This palm can be used as a ground cover or an under story plant.
  • The Saw Palmetto Palm Tree is recommended for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

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Sabal Palmetto

  • The Sabal Palmetto is the state tree of South Carolina and Florida. 
  • This palm is commonly seen along the coast.
  • Usually grows to about 30 feet.
  • This palm can take temperatures down to 5°F.
  • This is one of the best palms to give a tropical look in the coastal areas. 
  • Withstands hurricanes better than any other tree.
  • The Sabal Palmetto Palm Tree is recommended for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

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Pindo Palm (Butia Capitata)

  • The Pindo Palm Tree is a feather palm with large trunk and fronds 6 to 8 feet long.
  • Usually reaches a height of 15-20 feet in most areas although it can reach a height of 30 feet.
  • Temperatures below 5 degrees will cause damage.
  • Due to its large size and long fronds it makes a nice specimen plant that provides a real tropical look. The hardiest feather palm.
  • The Pindo Palm Tree is recommended for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

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Mediterranean Fan Palm also known as the European Fan Palm (Chamaerops Humilis)

  • The Mediterranean Fan Palm Tree is a small clumping palm with spinney leaf stems.
  • Usually seen in short clump although single specimen can grow up to 20 feet in time.
  • Will likely show damage below 15°.
  • This palm gives a Mediterranean garden appearance and is a specimen or in a grouping.
  • The Mediterranean Fan Palm Tree is recommended for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

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Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia Robusta)

  • The Mexican Fan Palm Tree is a very fast growing fan palm with bright green leaves.
  • Grows 30-50 feet in our area but has been known to grow much larger in desert conditions.
  • This palm is not as cold hardy as the California Fan palm and may experience leaf damage below 15° but is quick to recover in the spring due to its rapid growth.
  • Good as a specimen or in a grouping and one of the best palms to buy in smaller sizes due to its quick growth.
  • The Mexican Fan Palm Tree is recommended for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

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Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus Fortunei)

  • The Windmill Palm Tree has a thin trunk covered with hair like fibers. 
  • Usually grows to about 25 feet in most areas but has been known to grow to 40 feet. 
  • Fast growing for a palm. Best trunked palm for cold weather. Can stand temperatures down to 0° F. 
  • An attractive palm used as a specimen or in a grouping. Prefers adequate water in full sun. In some hotter climates would enjoy afternoon shade although it is not required. Thrives well in upstate South Carolina.
  • The Windmaill Palm Tree is recommended for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

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Hours of Operation

Please call to schedule an appointment to view our available Palm Trees and Bamboo. We conduct site visits and are not always available at the office.

Location

We are located at

2599 Bohicket Rd

John's Island, SC 29455

(behind Garden Wise)

Contact Us

Phone: 843-557-6075

Email: chpalms@hotmail.com