Tropical Trees

Best 5 Palm Trees To Grow In Myrtle Beach

The most important thing a Myrtle Beach landscape contractor knows, of course, is that every client wants to utilize palm trees in their landscaping. 

There are many clients who know what they want or like, but they often don’t know what kind of plant would grow best; and sometimes, it might not even be their favorite species.

In Myrtle Beach, there is a humid subtropical climate that is conducive to hot, hot summers and a relatively mild winter. 

In light of the fact that palm trees can be an expensive item in your landscaping, you want to be sure you are getting the ones that are able to survive in our climate.

In fact, there are several species of palm trees which are quite attractive and which can be grown to a variety of heights.

My favorite plant to grow is the Chinese Fan Palm, also known as a Fountain Palm, which can be grown either indoors or outdoors.

I would recommend this palm because it is very hardy in colder temperatures, which is good for those rare cold days we’ve experienced here in Myrtle Beach over the last two years.  Moreover, it is tolerant of drought conditions and it does well under both conditions.


Needlepoint Holly


These palms, grown to full maturity, are extremely rare and valuable. They make a striking statement if planted as a centerpiece in your front yard.

If you choose to bring it indoors, it will grow to great heights. As a houseplant, the palm acts as a natural humidifier in addition to detoxifying the air.

You can use this species to remove carbon monoxide and restore freshness to the indoor air.

The Needle Palm is known for its cold hardiness and can withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees. Most of America can grow these tropical beauties outdoors and enjoy the year-round ambiance of an island year-round.


Peruvian Lily Mauve Majesty


What’s more, it thrives in low light and partial shade, which makes it a very nice plant to grow.

This exotic beauty will grow as soon as it is placed near a window, so you can see the growth commence immediately.

No matter where it is placed, it will create an oasis in your home or office.

Majesty Palms do not require pruning, fertilizer, or any other extra care to keep them healthy. You do not have to worry about their care in the future.

Furthermore, your new Majesty Palm is eco-friendly as it eliminates toxins from the air naturally, which is an all-natural method of cleaning the air.

As a truly utilitarian and ultra-sleek plant that removes formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and benzene from your home, the Majesty Palm is the perfect centerpiece for any home. Not only does it require almost no upkeep…but what’s more important, it works for you!


Queen of the Seas Hosta


To begin with, their very long, vibrantly green leaf blades and small orange fruits are strikingly beautiful.

It is an excellent choice for a poolside living area, a deck, or a garden accent.

With its arching crown, the Queen Palm is truly regal in both its height and silhouette.

You will be amazed as it grows! In no time at all, the Queen will reach a height of approximately 50 feet.

In fact, these plants are so tall that they are visible from across the whole neighborhood when they are at their full height.

In fact, these plants are so tall that they are visible from across the whole neighborhood when they are at their full height.

These plants are so tall that when they are at their full height, they can be seen from across the entire neighborhood when they are fully grown.

Is this something you can call island-inspired luxe? It certainly is. Most importantly, this tree requires no maintenance, is pest resistant, and will provide you with a unique look for generations to come.

In spite of its beautiful appearance, the Queen Palm is undeniably unique. Get your Queen Palm (or two!) before they are gone!


Christmas Fern


In your backyard, you can experience tropical flair with a vibrant touch of color.

It’s easy to find paradise in your landscape if you have multi-trunked Christmas palms planted in your yard or garden.

It’s easy to place yours in a container and bring it inside for the perfect accent piece, or you can place it outdoors on the porch or patio.

Planted in the ground, Christmas Palms grow between 10 to 20 feet tall, and only 5 to 10 feet wide. So they are able to fit almost anywhere.

Moreover, due to their compactness, they are easily installed around sidewalks and driveways, especially in tight, compact spaces. As far as I am concerned, this is a palm that won’t take over nor overgrow any area that it is in.

The crowns of these magnificent trees are large enough to create relaxing areas of shade under them, but their size is not excessive.

Depending on the location, they can be strategically placed around the pool, in the yard, or in the driveway to provide a cool source of relief from the heat.


Colorful Rainbow Windmill Garden Decoration


Taking advantage of this fresh variety, the palm doesn’t have to be restricted to tropical areas anymore.

Windmill palms are one of the most cold hardy palms currently available on the market, so it’s a dream come true for those who are looking for island-inspired good looks in colder climates.

This gorgeous island plant is still able to flourish in northern gardening climates, even in growing zones 7 and 8.

The Windmill Palm is not only cold-tolerance, but it is also extremely low-maintenance and naturally resistant to pests as well.

As an added bonus, it has an effortless ease that goes hand in hand with its good-looking appearance.

There are many varieties of the Windmill Palm, but the most popular is the one that has fresh, symmetrically arranged fan-like fronds that are arranged symmetrically in a cluster.

This plants forms an impressive crown of lush foliage that covers the trunk and can reach a width of between six and ten feet.


Areca Palm


As a result of their resiliency to low light conditions and their ability to thrive in pots, Areca Palms are able to venture further north than any other palm.

Even if you live outside the recommended growing zones for the Areca Palm, you can simply plant the plants in containers during the colder months and bring them indoors during the warmer months.

As a bonus, when you have Areca Palms, you can breathe easy because they clean and filter the air.

By filtering the dry, stale air, they remove all of its pollutants and irritants and then pump it out as fresh, clean, and humid air.

The plants have dark, lush, green leaf blades at the top of every stem, adding a tropical touch to any room of the house.