Just the mere mention of palm trees and/or their prices in South Africa conjures up a variety of evocative images in the minds of most people, virtually all of them involving far away, mystical, romantic and exotic places.
Picture camels led by nomads, eagerly approaching a desert oasis, featuring a few fluttering date palms where wanderers and traders meet to trade and discuss prices, or perhaps clear ocean water with waves gently lapping the edge of a white sandy beach, fringed by gently swaying palm trees, or a lush tropical garden in an exotic location, distant from South Africa.
Essential at South Africa’s Sun City
Many South Africans still recall the immense task which the plant suppliers and landscapers had on their hands when they had to transport tall, enormous and costly, fully grown palm trees to their new home at Sun City, prior to the launch and long awaited opening of this resort.
Palm Tree Prices in General
One assumes that the prices of such huge trees, their transport and permits to utilise the road network with such unusual cargo and abnormal loads must have amounted to a small (or considerable) fortune.
Because larger plants and trees are housed, maintained, watered and cared for during a longer period of time than smaller specimens, they cost more. However, this doesn’t mean that the average householder or gardener cannot afford to buy the same species.
When budget is a consideration, simply acquire smaller trees and shrubs, which are automatically less expensive, particularly if you purchase from our growing farm and nursery, where we charge the public and the trade wholesale prices on all our products, palm trees included.
Simply wait a little longer before the full effect is apparent. It’s so rewarding and satisfying to watch your plants grow and thrive as you mark the passage of time and the progress of your developing garden.
Highly exotic palm tree species may be in less plentiful supply in South Africa and therefore their prices can be expected to be somewhat higher. As always, the rules of supply and demand prevail.
Hardy and Eco-friendly
Because palm trees imbue gardens with a richly tropical ambience, many people assume that they require a huge amount of regular water. Not so. Recall the date palms around the oasis in the middle of a burning desert, where there’s virtually no rainfall and temperature ranges are extreme.
Although the appearance of various palm species varies greatly, most are really hardy and able to withstand diverse weather conditions. High wind, in particular, wreaks very little damage on these trees, mainly due to their structure, which offers almost no resistance. They’re known to survive hurricanes.
Maintenance is a breeze – no shedding of leaves and back-breaking raking required. These beautiful plants grow almost anywhere in most types of soil and climates.
Some provide minimal shade, again because of their structure, although certain types do form a canopy. Root systems normally spread out in a relatively shallow formation, close to the soil’s surface, not causing damage to buildings, paving and other structures.
Plant Palm Trees
In South Africa, your choice of palm tree varieties is extensive, as are prices, but with a little planning and assistance from our wholesale nursery, your garden can feature as many of these beautiful, evergreen plants as you like.