Palm trees are the type of trees to generally grow in warmer types of climates, although they can do just as well in different climates as well. They are parts of the Arecaceae family of plants.
How much does a palm tree cost?
The final price of the palm tree you get will ultimately depend on several important factors, like where you’re getting it from, its size, as well as the type of tree you’re getting.
For example, a 3-gallon palm tree costs somewhere between $15 and $45. Buying a 7-gallon palm tree should cost you anywhere from $50 to $70. If you need a tree of four to six feet, this can set you back $145 to $325. A bigger tree, 10 feet in height, will usually cost between $250 and $575. There are even bigger trees, that are taller than 11 feet. These usually can cost anywhere from $500 to more than $2,000.
Types of palm trees with their respective costs:
|Palm Tree Name||Height Range||Canopy Width||Description||Price Range|
|Areca Palm||Up to 20 ft.||Up to 10 ft.||With a maximum height of 20 feet and a top width of up to 10 feet, this tree has a wide canopy. A 5-gallon Areca Palm can be purchased for $30.||$30|
|Windmill||Up to 30 ft||Up to 5 ft||Palm that can grow in colder climates. Available in 12, 24, and 60-inch containers.||$15-$600|
|Sylvester Palm||Up to 40 ft||N/A||Palm with silvery-green leaves. Available in 12, 24, 48, and 72-inch containers.||$15-$300|
|Silver Saw||N/A||N/A||Rare, slow-growing, cold-hardy palm that is often grown in containers. Available in 8, 16, and 26-inch containers.||$30-$225|
|Saw Palmetto||Up to 15 ft||N/A||Estimated to be around for 700 years. Available in 8, 14, and 26-inch containers.||$30-$225|
|Sago||Up to 20 ft||N/A||Slow-growing tree that grows symmetrically. Available in 12, 24, and 36-inch containers.||$20-$200|
|Sabal||N/A||N/A||Hardy palms that grow from the ground. Available in 24-inch containers.||$20|
|Rhapis||N/A||N/A||Trees with bamboo-like appearance available in 3-gallon containers.||$50|
|Queen Palm||Up to 50 ft||N/A||Low-maintenance palm tree commonly used in yards.||N/A|
|Pineapple Palm||N/A||N/A||Slow-growing tree with large trunk and a crown of fronds that resemble a pineapple.||N/A|
|Pindo||Up to 20 ft||N/A||Drought-tolerant palm with large cluster of orange fruits. Available in sizes of 12, 24, 60, and 72 inches.||$13-$300|
|Pigmy Date Palm||Up to 12 ft||N/A||Miniature date palm available in sizes of 7 and 15 gallons, as well as 18 and 24 inches.||$35-$200|
|Phoenix Palm||Up to 75 ft||N/A||Genus of palm trees, more similar to a shrub. Available in 3-gallon size.||$50|
|Needle Palm||Up to 10 ft||N/A||Cold-tolerant with needle-like trunk and bristles. Available in sizes of 12, 36, and 60 inches.||$35-$525|
|Mexican Fan||Up to 100 ft.||12 in.||This palm tree is considered a grower, as it can grow up to 100 feet tall and has a 12-inch diameter trunk. It can be purchased in sizes of 24, 48, 60, and 72 inches for $40, $85, $120, and $200, respectively.||$40 – $2|
|Mediterranean Fan||Up to 15 ft.||24 in.||This slow-growing tree can grow up to 15 feet tall and 24 inches wide. It can be purchased in a 3-gallon size for $50.||$50|
|Lady Palm||Up to 14 ft.||N/A||With dark glossy leaves, this tree is perfect for indoor settings and can grow up to 14 feet tall. It can be purchased in sizes of 12, 36, and 60 inches for $45, $80, and $120, respectively.||$45 – $120|
|Foxtail||Up to 60 ft.||Up to 12 ft.||This drought-tolerant tree can grow up to 60 feet tall and 12 feet wide. It requires full sun and can be purchased in a 6.5-gallon size for $65.||$65|
|European Fan||Up to 10 ft.||N/A||Native to Europe, this palm tree is cold-tolerant and can grow up to 10 feet tall. It can be purchased in sizes of 12 and 36 inches for $13 and $70, respectively. The 60-inch size is available for $200.||$13 – $200|
|Dwarf Palmetto||Up to 12 ft.||N/A||This cold hardy palm tree can grow up to 12 feet tall and is known for its cold tolerance and rich green leaves. It can be purchased in sizes of 8, 24, and 36 inches for $15, $90, and $200, respectively.||$15 – $200|
|Dwarf Date||Up to 12 ft.||N/A||This tree is native to Asia and can grow up to 12 feet tall. It is not commonly found in the United States and can be purchased in sizes of 8, 16, and 36 inches for $15, $22, and $55, respectively.||$15 – $55|
|Canary Island||Up to 70 ft.||Up to 25 ft.||A large palm that can grow up to 70 feet tall and 25 feet wide. It can be purchased in various sizes ranging from 12 inches to 72 inches, with prices ranging from $15 to $275.||$15 – $275|
|Bottle Palm||Up to 10 ft.||N/A||Known as a dwarf palm, this tree has a height cap of 10 feet. The small size can be purchased for $60, while the medium and large sizes are likely to cost $250 and $880, respectively.||$60 – $880|
What are some other additional costs?
You will usually have to trim a palm tree two times per year, although this will depend on its type. With taller palm trees, you will have to consider the help of a professional, as it can become dangerous to do this job yourself. You are likely to need anywhere between $75 and more than $200 per tree if you want to have it properly cut by a professional. Plan on budgeting at the very least $60 to more than $150 per tree to have it cut correctly.
When buying online, if you don’t need the minimum spending requirement of the website or online nursery, you might also have to pay a shipping fee.
If you want to have a healthy tree that matures to impressive heights, then consider getting fertilizers and adding them at the base of the tree when you’re watering it. Fertilizers for outdoor palm trees usually cost somewhere between $12 and $30 per pack.
If you want to use the help of a landscaping company to plant your palm trees, then be ready for a charge on a per-tree basis. This fee will likely vary based on factors like how far their workers will have to travel to your yard, the setup of the yard, as well as the area needing to be populated with trees.
Tips to know
Picking the perfect place where your palm tree should be planted is vital, as it should be far enough from power lines, residential buildings, and the fence line.
Find a place that offers full sunlight, as only a handful of varieties will withstand partial shade.
During an initial couple of months of planting your palm tree, it’s suggested you sprinkle the roots with water a minimum of once per day to guarantee the dirt is well saturated around the base of the tree. As this tropical tree grows, a couple of waterings per month will suffice.
How can I save cash?
Shop around for discounts, sales, or promotions. Lots of well-known sellers will hold sales and even offer some kind of discount coupon on their websites.