The palmetto tree is an iconic symbol of South Carolina. It’s on our state’s flag and plays a part in one of the most interesting stories in our history. But which species of palm tree will flourish and thrive in our part of the state? Landscaping companies will tell you that not every type of tree responds the same in our soil, especially when it comes to palms. To help you find a palm that do well at your home or business, Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping invites you to check out these two recommendations.

Windmill Palm

Originating in Asia, the unique Windmill Palm flourishes in many parts of our state. These palms grow to various sizes; some may grow up to three feet while others may reach heights of up to 40 feet. These trees enjoy clay and sandy soils and thrive best in heavily sunlit areas. Placing one of these trees in the shade is an option if you want a palm that’s smaller since less sunlight leads to slower growth. Regardless of where you place your Windmill Palm, you’ll enjoy the beauty of its slender trunk and bright green fronds.

Palmetto Tree

The Palmetto Tree is one of the true jewels of our state. When you add one to your landscape, you’ll be adding real visual impact since these trees can grow to heights of between 30-40 feet. They also adapt easily to the surrounding environment. Its stout trunk leads up to a striking display of graceful and lush palm fronds. These palms are perfect for homeowners who want to showcase their South Carolina pride without putting in a lot of work. However, if you want to get the maximum beauty and lifespan of your Palmettos, work with a landscaping company that specializes in the installation of palm trees.

If you’re interested in planting beautiful palm trees at your home or business, take a look at what Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping has to offer. We’ll gladly give you our professional recommendation for adding palms to your landscape.