Montgomery palms are growing popular in southwest Florida, but for ArtisTree Landscape, they’ve always been a longtime favorite. For starters, they’re what we call a Goldilocks species – not too big, not too small, but just right. These fast growers (25-35 feet) can fit in tight spaces and are ideal for residential and commercial buildings where every inch of ground counts. We like them around lanais and patio settings, planting them in off-set rows and in clusters. They make nice single specimens, too.
Second, Montgomery palms just look good. They have slim trunks, a canopy of 8-10 leaves, and stiff feathered fronds that have a spunky attitude. They’re also airy enough to where they don’t obstruct a home’s architecture. The Montgomery’s overall stature creates a formal but friendly feel, just like they do on small islands in the South Pacific.
Finally, these rakish, self-grooming palms are easy to care for. They need full sun and lots of moisture, so don’t let them dry out between watering. They’ll tolerate mild frosts, too, although the leaves might get a little tattered in cold winter winds. They recover nicely in the spring, though.
If you’re looking for a cheerful, confident palm that doesn’t demand a lot of care, consider Montgomery palms for your southwest Florida garden. Better yet, set up a consultation appointment with one of ArtisTree’s award-winning designers.
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