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Why do newly planted palm trees need so much water?
In the Summer, newly planted trees lose much of their root system during digging. Because of this, they are much less effective at taking up water, and
thus require much more water than established trees. WATER SHOULD BE GREATLY REDUCED IN COOLER WEATHER !
Why is deep watering my new palm tree so important?
Larger trees are not grown in containers but transplanted into a container. Newly planted / transplanted palm trees, with their greatly reduced root
systems and the shock from being removed, are in great need of frequently applied deep irrigation. Deep watering keeps moisture concentrations far
below the surface, reducing transplant shock, and attracting roots downward deep into the soil
How deep is deep enough?
Deep watering to a depth of at least 12 inches or more is recommended. Most of the root system of a tree is located within the top 2 to 4 feet of soil in
new trees, it is also recommended that water be applied directly over the root ball / root mass.
How can I efficiently achieve deep water saturation of my newly planted palm tree?
The best way to efficiently ensure deep water penetration is to slowly and evenly apply a high volume of water in a single application. This means that
light watering applications (i.e. via sprinklers. hose, etc.) will not provide adequate water saturation.
How much water does a new palm tree typically require?
While there is no standard watering amount that is suitable for all new palm trees, there are general watering guidelines that can be followed. One
commonly used formula suggests 10 gallons of water per week for every 1 inch of tree caliper; For example: A single 2 inch caliper (trunk diameter)
tree would require approximately 20 gallons of water per week.  Canary Island Date Palms & Pindo Palms should be allowed to go through a complete
drying cycle before applying more water.
Can't I just apply water frequently with a sprinkler?
Watering a palm tree lightly, even on a regular basis, is insufficient. Most of the water applied will be lost due to run-off and/or evaporation. And most
importantly, light applications of water will force roots to the surface, leading to shallow rooting and poor root anchorage
How long can it take for a new palm tree to get established?
It can take several years for a transplanted tree to re-establish its root system. On average, a tree requires 1 year for every 1 inch of trunk caliper
(diameter). This means that a 3 inch caliper tree can take up to 3 years to get fully established
Why does it take so long for a new tree to establish itself?
Large trees in containers are transplanted into those containers...Transplanted trees lose much of their roots during digging, and thus experience an
adjustment period called transplant shock.
What are the signs / symptoms of transplant shock?…
Symptoms vary; However, signs include; shortened or poor annual growth, wilted fans or fronds, increased seed production, reduced flowering, yellow
to pale color, and early leaf drop.
What can be done to curb the effects of transplant shock?
Proper and regular watering is essential. Supplemental watering (in addition to rainfall) is recommended for at least the first 2 years.
There are many palm tree species that will grow very well in Texas' diverse climate. From the tropical humid Gulf coast areas to the higher
and dryer West Texas region to the colder  areas of North Texas there are palms suited for each region.
The Gulf coast areas can be home for many varying palm species including the more popular Mexican fan palm- Washingtonia robusta,
(filifera likes a little dryer climate) Texas and Florida sabals, all Phoenix species(dates), Cuban Royals, Foxtails, Triangle palms, Queens and ,
Pindo palms, Chinese fan palms, Mediterranean  and also the Sago although  not really a palm but a cycad.
From Central to West Texas some palms to consider would be Phoenix dactylifera (edible date), Medjool dates, Phoenix canariensis (Canary
Island date), Phoenix Sylvester (sylvester date), Mediterranean fan palm, Pindo palm (butia capitatia), Texas or Florida sabal,
Palmetto,Windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) ,Mexican or California fan palm (Washingtonia robusta or filifera) and the sago.
North Texas can get  occasional severe cold weather so the use of palm trees in this region should be limited to very cold tolerant varieties. At
the  top of the list should be the Texas Sabals. The Pindo palm is another good choice for this area.  Windmill palms and Mediterranean fan
palms are known to receive  snowfall in their native habitat.


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Palm Tree Information
Main Offices
Field  Office
MANY NURSERIES WILL
TOUT THEIR LONG
WARRANTY WITHOUT
MENTION OF THE
CONDITIONS. SOME WILL
OFFER A TWO YEAR
GUARANTEE THAT IS VOID
AFTER TEMPERATURES
GET TO 32 OR BELOW.
MANY NURSERIES REQUIRE
WEEKLY EMAIL REPORTS
REGARDING  CUSTOMER
WATERING AND FERTILIZER
SCHEDULE. PLEASE READ
ANY WARRANTY OFFERED
AS A LONG TERM PLANT
WARRANTY. THE PLANTS
ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS
THE CARE THEY RECEIVE
AND NOBODY GIVES A
GUARANTEE AGAINST
EXTREME WEATHER
UNLESS IT IS PAID FOR IN
THE
RIDICULOUS COST OF
THE PLANT.
PALM TREES
BANANAS TREES
SYLVESTER DATE PALMS
MEDITERRANEAN FAN PALMS
SILVER MEDJOOL DATE PALMS
SYLVESTER DATE PALMS
SILVER MEDJOOL DATE PALM
EGYPTIAN FAN PALMS
PALMS
CANARY ISLE DATE PALMS
SILVER MEDJOOL DATE PALMS
6-7ft PYGMY DATE PALMS
3ft TRUNK CANARY ISLAND
DATE PALMS
SAGO PALMS
MEDJOOL DATE PALM
MEDJOOL DATE PALM
& CANARY ISLE DATE
6-7ft PINDO PALM
CANARY ISLE
DATE          PALM &
BANANA
SAGO PALMS
MEDITERRANEAN FAN PALMS
MEDITERRANEAN FAN PALMS
BELOW IS A FEW PICTURES OF OUR INVENTORY
MEXICAN FAN PALMS
B&B SAGO PALMS
8-10ft TRUNK
CHINESE         FAN
PALMS
7-8ft SYLVESTER DATE PALM
Watering Newly Planted Palm Trees
Mexican Fan Palm Trees
Palm Tree Sales 936-524-3889
Hrs M-F 7:00- 4:00   by  Appointment
Palm Tree Sales 936-524-3885 or 524-3889
Palm Tree Sales 936-524-3889
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Palm Warranty

Palm Trees have a six month
warranty. Palms need lots of
water in the hot summer
months and very little in cooler
months.  Replacement Palm is
no charge but delivery and
labor are charged at delivery
rate and labor to re-install a
palm of 40 percent. We
warranty against transplant
shock but not against Mother
Nature's cold and droughts or
extremely wet conditions. Palms
are sensitive to overhead
watering.  Palms are prepped
promptly for delivery so  there
are no refunds on Palms.
Please understand we are a
small company with small
margins on our Palms.