How to Plant and Grow Palm Trees

Choosing the right planting location is the first step to succeeding at growing exotic palms in your yard. Most Palm Trees grow well in full sun to part shade but if you live up north, all day sun is best. 

Furthermore, proper planting prep will make your new Palm Tree adapt faster to your soil. You want loose soil so the tree won’t have to struggle to spread new roots into the native soil.

Once you're ready to plant, dig the hole twice as deep and wide as the root ball. Shred the soil well with your shovel and mix in a little compost to keep it loose the first year.

How to Water Palm Trees

Water your Palm Trees each day for the first two weeks and taper off slowly over several months. Frequent watering is crucial for newly-planted palms. It is important to not let the soil dry out, as your new palm gets adapted. A ring of soaker hose or a dripping hose will help.

Fertilizing Palm Trees

An application of well-balanced fertilizer monthly until early fall or slow-release granular fertilizer a couple weeks after planting is best. Using 8-8-8 will be the best slow-release feeding choice.