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Chamberyonia macrocarpa, the "Flame Thrower" Palm.
Does well in Southern California and many other areas. A
newly emergent red leaf shown here, the hallmark of this palm..
Encephalartos princeps, a blue South African cycad that
loves heat and sun and is easy to grow in many area.
popular blue cycad from South Africa that is very prickly and
has curved leaves. Collectors love this species.
Cyphophoenix nucele, an elegant
palm from New Caledonia that has a medium sized trunk and
doesn't get too tall.
South African cycad with over three feet of trunk. This
plant obtained from a private collection. It's age is
Front of the
nursery entrance. Shows the diversity of things we grow and
offer for sale.
Howea forsteriana, also known as the Kentia Palm.
This one is a single trunk. They get to about 30 feet tall,
take coastal sun. Can also be grown in groups of several
plants in the same container or in the ground. These are
Assorted colorful companion plants
including red Ti plants and Bromeliads. Such color is a
great addition to the garden.
See article center column, below - "Tropical Plants"
leaf. This is a Chinese cycad that was
essentially not available ten to fifteen years ago. It has
upright leaves that are multipinnate (branching) and these leaves
are full, bushy and very green
Outdoor grown cycads and palms at the nursery.
We offer palms and cycads from small to large, even towering
overhead specimens from Associates.
quick look at some of the exotic plants we have for sale
QUICK CYCAD DEFINITIONS AND FACTS:
Cycad: These are primitive plants that have
changed little since the time of the dinosaurs and are found from
many temperate to tropical areas throughout the world. They
typically have stout trunks holding up a crown of firm and stiff
Cycad Caudex: This term refers to the stem or
trunk of a cycad plant. It is usually somewhat rough in
texture and can be as short as a few inches to well over fifty
feet tall. This caudex supports the crown of leaves.
Cycad Leaves: Depending on the species, these
can be as short as a foot long or up to twenty feet. Cycads
have pinnate leaves with leaflets to either side of the stem.
Color is usually green. Leaves often have armor (spines)
either on the leaflets or stem.
Cycad Cone: All cycads are either male of
female. The cones of each sex are different. Male
cones produce pollen that must be transferred to the female cone
to make viable seeds. Cones are unique to each species and
can be an assortment of colors from green to yellow to red as well
as many earth tone colors.
Cycad Seeds: The female cones that are
pollinated can make seeds which germinate and produce a cycad
plant. Seeds often need to mature before germination and the
fruit is usually removed prior to germination.
Cycad Leaf Color: The majority have green
leaves. Sometimes new leaves emerge red or brown. They
later turn to green. But, there are many species of cycads
that have gray or blue leaves and they hold onto this color.
Cycad Cold Tolerance: The most cold hardy
cycads tolerate temperatures into the upper teens F. But,
there are tropical species that do not tolerate a freeze.
Cycads in the Landscape: Cycads are amazing
because they usually are drought tolerant yet look tropical and
lush. Overall size ranges from a few feet to much overhead.
They are slow growing and are a wonderful addition to other types
of trees in the garden.
Articles at this website discuss all topics above and will
quickly give you an understanding of these amazing plants.
OVER 250,000 PALM TREES AND CYCADS FOR SALE,
ARTICLES ON PALMS, CYCADS
on the tall and sun tolerant Rhapis humilis, the Slender Lady Palm.
Veriegated Rhapis excelsa or Lady Palm
Article on these unsual and
Read about these beauties!
Rhopalostylis - Shaving Brush Palm,
with info on the various species and
Bottle Palm, H. lagenicaulis -
Comparison to the Spindle Palm
Read about Bottle & Spindle Palm
The Foxtail Palm, Wodyetia bifurcata
size, thin trunk, fluffy leaves - Read
Majesty Palm, Ravenea rivularis Larger
palm tree from Madagascar with thick trunk
Read about the Majesty
The Mule Palm
Article on this cold hardy hybrid
between the Pindo and Queen Palms. Read
Palm Tree Encyclopedia
Quick info on tons of palms - genus/species
names OR common
names - links to articles. See Palm
Fan Palm, Chamaerops humilus
Short article on this suckering fan palm from
Click to learn
The Royal Palm, Roystonea regia.
with photos on this popular palm including all varieties. Cultural info
See Royal Palm
Butia capitata, the Pindo Palm or
Read about forms. species and hybrids of this
Read Pindo Palm
Traveler Palm, Ravenala madagscarensis.
Photos and culture -
Click here to read this article.
New! Water Conservation and Still Have A
Comprehensive article: Have a tropical
garden and save water. See how.
Click for Water Conservation
Affordable Shipping on
Cold Hardy Palm Trees
The best cold hardy palms and shipping
big plants for less! Up to fifteen plants on one pallet!
Cold Hardy Palms/Shipping
Meet the Staff at Jungle Music
These are the our staff that you'd see or talk
with on the phone.
Click to meet them.
MUSIC "PLANT PICKS OF THE
Picks of the Week Videos
Chambeyronia, the Flame Thrower Palm
Palm with new red emergent leaves. Description
& culture To
Read Chambeyronia, Click Here
Palm Buyer's Guide
Easy and quick -
see which palm species are best for your area. Shows palms for
sun, shade, etc. It's fun to use.
Click here to see this Guide
Note: More Videos to
King Palm - Archontophoenix
different types? Yes! Read about
all types of King Palms & their culture.
What is a Palm Tree?
Article describing the parts of a palm tree showing many different
Included are illustrations and photos.
SEE THE ARTICLE
Palm Trees in California
A Pictorial article about the best palm trees for Southern
READ PALMS FOR CALIFORNIA
A descriptive article on blue cycads of all types.
Lots of photos.
Palm Trees for Sale
Overview of nursery with
plants available, mail orders and delivery.
PALM TREES FOR SALE
Dypsis lutescens, The Areca Palm
the species, its usages and culture.
African Cycad Photos
Quick pictorial presentation of rare
and Stangeria that are for sale
Encephalartos horridus, Stunning
sought after cycad with info on culture and usage in the
Windmill Palm & Other Trachycarpus -
Article about the
these very cold hardy palms:
The Chamaedorea Palm Tree
Extensive discussion of these shade
Howea forsteriana, the Kentia Palm
Article about this popular garden and
house plant, with info on culture
Rainforest Plants That Look Great In The Garden
Article about plants
that add color,
character and charm to the garden. Check
Beautiful Blue Fan Palm
the blue and beautiful fan palm,
appearance, culture and usage. BISMARCKIA
Large Specimen Palm Trees and Cycads for Sale
Offering of large specimen
LARGE SPECIMEN PALM TREES AND CYCADS
and the Genus Phoenix
Read about all the many
types of Date Palms:
Nursery Tour and
Read a brief history of our unique nursery,
what we grow, and what we sell. TOUR OUR PALM AND CYCAD NURSERY
Palm trees can be used
in the garden to give a lush tropical appearance. They can also be
used inside the home or open patio areas. Shown here is an entryway
into home that is filled with lush and exotic palm trees. One looks
out the opening to a tropical garden. Remember, there are 3000
species of palms in existence, so there are a lot of species to
select from. Mixed with interesting companion plants such as
cycads, Philodendron, Heliconia
and other types, you can create a garden of your dreams. Articles
at this website describe how you can do this.
Palm Tree Care & Common Names
PALM TREE CARE AND COMMON NAMES:
Perfect Place to Begin. Shown are the most common palms that you'll
encounter on the market or in gardens. Get photos and
information on culture.
See great species for sale. Go to:
PALM TREE CARE AND COMMON NAMES
When To Visit Nursery
Open Monday - Saturday
Monday-Saturday: 9 AM-
4 PM. Earlier
visits can be arranged.
Sundays: Typically closed
Phone Calls: 8AM to 6PM,
All major credit cards accepted
Information, Culture, Photos & Sale Items at Blog
GREAT PLANT DEALS
Palm Tree Information, Help & Advice
CLICK TITLES BELOW TO READ
GENERAL PALM ARTICLES AND
Nursery tour palms and cycads
Video Nursery Tour of our 2.5 acres - see rare plants, our
growing areas and lots more!
Video Tour Palm and
Cycad Display Area
Video of Expanded Nursery Areas
Video: Plant Picks of the
Spring Color, Companion plants and Cycads
Best Palm Species for Southern California
Palm Trees for Sale
Discounted plants on Sale Right Now
San Diego Nursery
What's New at the Nursery
California Palm Trees
What is a Palm Tree?
Tree Buyer's Guide
Comparison of Nursery Plants and Mature Specimens
CULTURE AND CARE
Water Conservation and Creating a Lush Tropical Garden
Palms in the Landscape, Basic Concepts and Ideas
Palms in Containers
Palm Tree Landscape:
Placement Of Palms
How to Plant a Palm Tree
Greenhouse Culture Of Palms
Palm Seed Germination
Potting Soil for Palms
Palms & Cycads That Will Grow In Your Area
Acclimation Of Plants
Care and Common Names
IDEAS ON LANDSCAPING WITH PALMS, CYCADS
& TROPICAL PLANTS
New Plant Arrivals:
Palm & Cycad Blog
Landscaping with Exotic Tropical Plants - Pictorial Presentation
Landscape: the Most Important Thing
Palm Tree Trunks
Shipping of Larger Cold Hardy Palms by the Pallet
Actual Nursery Plants for Sale & Side by Side Photos of Mature
Palms for your area
Gardens for Home or Business
Consultation on design ideas and Usage of Species
Water Conservation and Cycads
Large Specimen Palms and Cycads
Palms for Hot Desert Areas
Cycads in the Landscape, four part article with photos
Garden of Mardi Darian, Vista CA
Tropical Plants: Rainforest plants that look great in the garden
Water Conservation and a Tropical Garden - Using palms & cycads
Palm Tree Seeds and Fruit
Tour, Garden of Mardi Darian, Vista, CA
of Palm Trees (over 3000 photos)
Palm Tree Enyclopedia
Best Palm Tree Species for Southern California - slide show
Variegated Lady Palms, Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis humilus, Slender Lady Palm
Rhopalostylis -The Nikau or Shaving Brush Palm & other
The Majesty Palm, Ravenea rivularis
Chambeyronia, The Flame Thrower Palm
The Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe
Comparison with the Spindle Palm
Butia capitata - The Pindo Palm
King Palm -
The Bamboo Palm
Dypsis lutescens, The Areca Palm
Chamaedorea, the Genus
Chamaedorea, the Species
Chamaerops humilus, the Mediterranean Fan Palm
The Mule Palm
The Pygmy Date Palm
Caryotas, Did You Know?
The Areca Palm (short article)
The Traveler Palm, Ravenala madgascarensis
Palms Of Lord Howe Island
The Kentia Palm, Howea forsteriana
Date Palms and the genus of Phoenix
Bismarckia nobilis, the Blue Bismarck Palm
Jubaea chilensis, the Chilean Wine Palm
Butia X Jubaea Tutorial Video
The Royal Palm, Roystonea regia
Short Palm Trees
Palms Of New Caledonia
Palms Of Madagascar
Cold Hardy Palms
Fan Palm Leaves - Appearance
Why Choose Fan Palms
Palms As Houseplants
Fast Growing Palms
Palms for the Desert
Wodyetia bifurcata, the Foxtail Palm
Tree Finder's Guide
ON OUR NURSERY AND
Meet the Staff
Ordering from Jungle Music
Mail Orders, Warranties, Refunds, Shipping and Delivery
Receive Pictures of Mail Order Plants Before You Buy!
Media Coverage of Jungle Music
Bonsai and Caudiciform Plants
Directions to Nursery
I Want To Sell My Palm Tree
Plant Containers - Sizes & Descriptions
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MEMORIALS TO PALM LEGENDS AND FRIENDS
an approximately 50 year old plant.
Front entrance to
an Asian cycad a full lush head of green
leaves. Also fairly cold hardy.
a mile of running nursery benches, we have a vast assortment of
smaller plants for sale. Shown above are cycads in 5g and
citrus pot size.
What you see when
you walk into our nursery. Lots of everything, all
TREE DEFINITIONS AND FACTS:
Palm Tree: One of the most popular groups of
trees with distribution throughout the world. Palms are
flowering trees that can be single trunk of have multiple
trunks and have a crown of leaves above the trunk.
Palm Tree Trunk: The supporting
structure that holds up the leaves and can be very short in
height or over 100 feet. Rings are many times apparent.
These are actually scars from the point of attachment of old
Palm Tree Leaf: There are three types:
The feather palm leaf (pinnate) with leaflets attached to and
to either side of the stem. Also, fan leaves that
have attached leaflets forming a more circular leaf, usually
divided at the outer part of the leaf. And, there is an
in-between leaf, a fusion of these two.
Suckering Palm: A palm that starts off
with one trunk and then grows additional trunks from the base
of the original one. This causes a "clumping"
appearance, similar to Bamboo.
Cold Hardy Palm: Refers to palm species
that can tolerate lower winter temperatures. Usually
people consider this group to be palms that can withstand
temperatures below 20 to 23 degrees F.
Palm Tree Heights: As there are about 3000
species, there are species that do not get over about a foot
tall. In contrast, there are species that grow to well
over 100 feet tall.
Common Palm Trees: The most commonly
seen and planted palm trees in Southern California are the
Queen Palm, Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta),
Pygmy Date Palm, and the Sago Palm (which is actually a cycad,
not a palm tree).
Palm Seeds: All palm trees flower and
have the capability to make seeds. For some, you only
need one tree to get seeds. In contrast, there are
others that require both a male and female plant to pollinate
the flowers and produce seeds. Viable seeds are usually
prominently colored and contain fruit around the seed.
Drought Tolerant Palm Trees: As a
group, palm trees require average water. This is much
less than the requirements of the average lawn. And,
there are xerophytic species that tolerate drought and very
Palm Trees in the Garden. The key to
having a palm garden is knowing which species you like and can
live in your particular area. Cold tolerance is of
paramount importance. And, you must know which species
like sun or shade.
Interior Palm Trees: Care must be used
in selecting the right palm species for growing inside the
home. Some just do don't do well inside. But,
there are at least two dozen or more types that perform great
in the home environment. An article at this site shows
you which do well.
Mail Order Palm Trees: In general, palm trees
don't tolerate being shipped bare root without their soil.
Therefore, if you're buying palms on line, try to find a
supplier who is qualified to (certified nursery) and does ship
plants in their container with the soil attached. This
avoids immediate losses (up to 50%) and the almost guaranteed
one year set back.