Collection: Palm trees | Cordyline | Trachycarpus | Chamaerops

Palms, Cordylines, Trachycarpus, and Chamaerops are exotic plants, each with unique features. Palms are renowned for their tall, slender trunks and large, feather-like leaves. Cordylines boast colorful, strappy leaves, adding a tropical flair. Trachycarpus, or Windmill Palms, have sturdy trunks and fan-shaped leaves, well-suited for cooler climates. Chamaerops, or European Fan Palms, are compact, with fan-shaped, spiky leaves, ideal for small spaces.

Palm Tree: Create Your Own Tropical Paradise

With each palm tree you plant, you bring a part of an exotic tropical paradise into your space. Turn your garden into a beautiful, peaceful retreat where all the worries of this world fade away. With a gentle whispering of the leaves and a soft light coming through the fronds, palm trees can transform any garden into a place of peace and relaxation with an exotic flair.

Palm Tree Sale UK: Arundel Arboretum - A Plant Farm Near Me

If you are dreaming about having a taste of an exotic paradise in your garden and want to buy palm tree, Arundel Arboretum retail nursery is the right place for you to go! We are located in the heart of West Sussex, in the historic town of Arundel near Chichester. Our experts are ready to walk you through our impressive selection of palm trees and help you find the perfect one for your space. 

If you’d prefer to buy palm trees online, explore our web store and our carefully curated selection of large and small palm trees for sale. Find your ideal tree and let us handle the rest! Buying palm trees has never been easier.

How to Pick Your Palm Tree UK: A Beginner’s Guide

In our palm tree nursery, we grow palm trees and palm-like trees that belong to several different families:

  • Arecaceae family – includes real palm trees, characterized by fan-shaped, palmate leaves and hairy, fibrous trunks.
  • Asparagaceae family – includes plants with palm-like appearance; not real palms, but related to agave and dracaena plants.
  • Musaceae family – includes exotic and palm-like plants known as bananas or plantains.

To find the perfect plant for your space, explore the rich variety of species we offer within these families:

Arecaceae family

  • Trachycarpus fortunei (Chinese Windmill Palm or Chusan Palm) – One of the most popular real palm trees. It's highly valued because of its ability to survive below-freezing temperatures with minimal damage.
  • Chamaerops humilis (European Fan Palm or Mediterranean Dwarf Palm) – Belongs to the only genus of palms native to Europe. Drought-tolerant and hardy, it can adapt to many different conditions. Ideal for smaller gardens and containers.
  • Washingtonia robusta or Mexican Fan Palm - A tall, slender palm tree native to the desert regions of western Mexico and Baja California. One of the most popular palm trees in urban areas, particularly in warm climates.
  • Butia capitata (Jelly Palm or Pindo Palm) - Known for its feather-like (pinnate) leaves, slow growth, and edible fruits, which can be used to make jelly.

Asparagaceae family

  • Cordyline australis (Cabbage Palm or Torbay Palm) – A palm-like tree with a single trunk and a head of long, sword-shaped leaves at the top. Native to New Zealand. Tolerates cooler temperatures than many other Cordyline species.

Musaceae family 

  • Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' or Red Abyssinian Banana – An exotic-looking plant with large, showy, striking reddish-purple leaves. One of the most popular ornamental varieties within this genus.

Musa basjoo (Japanese Banana or Hardy Banana) - A popular choice for creating tropical effects in temperate gardens because of its ability to survive winter with some protection.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can palm trees survive in the UK?
    Yes, palm trees can survive in the UK, especially in the milder coastal areas such as southwest England and coastal areas of Wales and Scotland.
  • Which palm tree grows best in the UK?
    The palm tree that grows best in the UK is the Chinese windmill palm or Trachycarpus fortune.
  • Where is the best place to find a palm tree for sale?
    It depends on your location and whether you like to shop in person or online. You should look for established and reputable nurseries with good reviews and reputation. Our Arundel Arboretum retail nursery has over 45 years of experience and numerous satisfied customers. You are more than welcome to visit us in Arundel Arboretum in the South of England or explore our online store.
  • How much does a palm tree cost in the UK?
    The cost of a palm tree can vary depending on the species, size, and maturity of the plant. In our nursery, you can purchase palm trees from £70 to £1950.
  • How long do palm trees last?
    Depending on the species, palm trees can live from 40 to 100 years.
  • What palm tree plant lives the longest?
    Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) is the most long-lived and can thrive for centuries.
  • How fast does a palm tree grow?
    The growth rate varies among the species, but in general, they grow from 30 to 60 cm per year.
  • How big can palm trees grow?
    Depending on the species, palm trees can be small (2-4m), medium (10-20m), and large (up to 60m).
  • Is there a dwarf palm tree UK?
    Yes, there are several species that can be considered dwarf, available in the UK, for example, the Mediterranean Dwarf Palm Tree.
  • Where do palm trees grow best?
    Palm trees grow best in warm and humid climates. They prefer tropical and subtropical climates but some species can adapt to various conditions.
  • What soil is best for palm trees?
    Palm trees prefer nutrient-rich, neutral to acidic, loamy, sandy, well-drained soils.
  • Can my palm tree survive outside in the UK winter?
    In the UK, some species, like Windmill palm can survive outside during the winter, especially in regions with milder climates or with adequate winter protection.
  • Can palms live indoors?
    Yes, many palm species can grow inside with proper care.
  • Is there a palm tree for sale near me?
    If you are googling “Is there a palm farm near me?”, your search can end here! Visit our Arundel Arboretum nursery in Arundel, Chichester, South of England, to discover top-quality palm trees from our palm tree farm. Or, explore our online store and find your ideal palm tree for sale there. We’ll take care of the rest. If you have any questions about the palm tree sale UK or if there's anything else we can assist you with, do not hesitate to contact us.

Where we are located


Arundel Arboretum Ltd Scotland Barn Chichester Road Arundel West Sussex BN18 0AD

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