450 OceanView Ave.
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Phone (619) 291-4605
Fax (619) 574-1595
Nursery Address (no mail):
450 Oceanview Ave.
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3233 Brant St., San Diego,
OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK
M-F: 9AM - 4PM
Saturday: 9AM - 4PM
Sundays: typically closed
8AM to 6PM, CA time, all week
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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.
lagenicaulis, the Bottle
Palm, is a peculiar looking crown shafted palm that loves sun,
gets to about ten feet tall, and doesn't tolerate temperatures
below a freeze.
two is this photo, with Mexican Grass plant in the foreground.
Both have a blue color, like sun and are easy to grow.
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 almost any garden.
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.
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
MUSIC "PLANT PICKS OF THE WEEK"
A series of new videos showing
the nursery, our staff and great species we offer
for sale. Emphasizes species that we highly recommend. Will change on a regular
Picks of the Week Videos
Chambeyronia, the Flame Thrower Palm
on this exciting genus with new red emergent leaves. Descriptions of the
species, culture and history. To
Read Chambeyronia, Click Here
Palm Buyer's Guide
New pictorial feature that quickly shows
you the best palm selections for various growing conditions
including "tall" and 'short" palms and those for "shade" or "sun".
It's fun to use.
Click here to see this Guide
New Jungle Music Nursery Video
Let Rusty guide you through a 12 minute video showing our nursery stock,
cool species, how we mail order and the education center where we give
lectures and show films.
New Video of our Palm & Cycad Display Garden
After 6 months work, see our new
video of our display garden of palms, cycads and cool tropical
Take a tour with Rusty of the
Display Garden and see what's
King Palm - Archontophoenix
Comprehensive article about
all the six different species of King Palms their culture and how
Archontophoenix can be used in the landscape.
Article describing the parts of a palm tree showing many different
types. You'll learn "what is a palm tree".
Included are illustrations and photos. It's easy to read and
SEE THE ARTICLE
Palm Trees in California
A pictorial article about the best palm trees for Southern
California and California in general. Lots of photos of the
best species. Find out more.
BEST PALMS FOR CALIFORNIA
A descriptive article of species of blue cycads of all types and an
explanation of why cycads are blue in color. Lots of photos of
blue cycads included. For more, see
Zamia, a Genus of Very Exotic Plants
Descriptive article about Zamia and many of
the Zamia species. Data given on characteristics, culture,
diseases with Zamia photos.
Palm Trees for Sale
Brief overview of our nursery with a description of the palm trees
for sale, how to mail order and plant delivery. SEE OUR
PALM TREES FOR SALE
Dypsis lutescens, The Areca Palm
Descriptive article about this
suckering, medium sized feather palm, the Areca Palm, with
its characteristics, culture and usage in the landscape.
Read about ARECA
African Cycad Photos
Quick pictorial presentation of
and Stangeria that are for sale including rare Encephalartos .
Repotting a Cycad
Pictorial article about repotting a cycad
with comments about cycad soil, containers, soil types, water
drainage and culture. Cycad or Sago care starts with this.
REPOTTING A CYCAD OR SAGO
Encephalartos horridus, Stunning
This article describes Encephalartos
horridus, a very sought-after blue cycad with photos and
information on culture and usage in the garden.
Windmill Palm & Other Trachycarpus
This article discusses
Trachycarpus, all of the
very cold hardy Windmill Palms, with
lots of photos and information on
culture and usage in the landscape.
BELOW, THREE ARTICLES ON CHAMAEDOREA
The Bamboo Palm
about the classic Bamboo Palm, its characteristics and care, and
which actual species make the best Bamboo Palms.
The Chamaedorea Palm Tree
Extensive discussion of these shade
loving palms named Chamaedorea with information on their
culture and usage in the garden, Check out
Chamaedorea, The Species Article
gives more information on dozens of species
themselves along with descriptions and
photographs, including many rare types.
Quick to read and very educational.
Howea forsteriana, the Kentia Palm
Article about this popular garden and
house plant, the Kentia Palm, including its characteristics, culture
and usage. Lots of photos of this fantastic
THE KENTIA PALM
Tropical Plants: Rainforest Plants That Look Great In The Garden
This article is about tropical companion plants that add color,
character and charm to the garden and blend in nicely.
These plants are so much fun and everyone loves
them. Check out
Palm, A Beautiful
Blue Fan Palm
its appearance, culture and usage in the garden. Includes many
Large Specimen Palm Trees and Cycads for Sale
See offering of large specimen palm
trees or cycads for sale that we either have or can assist you in
LARGE SPECIMEN PALM TREES AND CYCADS
The Pygmy Date Palm,
A comprehensive article about the Pygmy Date's
appearance with photos and garden usage.
PYGMY DATE PALM
The Queen Palm,
An article about the popular Queen Palm
including data on its morphology, culture, usage, hybrids and
and the Genus of
The true Date Palm and
all the other species in the Phoenix Date Palm family.
Learn about this group of
Nursery Tour and
See a brief history of our nursery showing the types of palms, cycads and tropical plants we have for sale with
lots of photos.
TOUR OF 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:
This interactive article lists and describes the palms
you are most likely to see in cultivation or in nurseries.
It gives the palm's common name, palm tree care and culture information,
photographs of palm trees and our availability of
species for sale at our nursery.
This is an ideal place to begin looking for unusual but
attractive palm species for your garden.
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 week, CA
time (usually available)
All major credit cards accepted
DAY SPECIALS AT OUR BLOG
GREAT PLANT DEALS
Palm Tree Information, Help & Advice
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GENERAL PALM ARTICLES AND
INFORMATION ABOUT OUR NURSERY
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
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?
CULTURE AND CARE
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
Acclimation Of Plants
Care and Common Names
IDEAS ON LANDSCAPING WITH PALMS AND CYCADS
New Plant Arrivals:
Palm & Cycad Blog
Landscape: the Most Important Thing
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
Tropical Plants: Rainforest plants that look great in the garden
Palm Tree Seeds and Fruit
of Palm Trees (over 3000 photos)
Chambeyronia, The Flame Thrower Palm
King Palm -
The Bamboo Palm
Dypsis lutescens, The Areca Palm
Chamaedorea, the Genus
Chamaedorea, the Species
The Pygmy Date Palm
Caryotas, Did You Know?
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
Short Palm Trees
Palms Of New Caledonia
Palms Of Madagascar
Cold Hardy Palms
Why Choose Fan Palms
Palms As Houseplants
Fast Growing Palms
Palms for the Desert
ON OUR NURSERY AND
Ordering from Jungle Music
Media Coverage of Jungle Music
Directions to Nursery
I Want To Sell My Palm Tree
Plant Containers - Sizes & Descriptions
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here are two
nursery plants of this thin trunked Australian palm tree that
likes sun and heat. It only gets to about twenty to
twenty-five feet tall.
an approximately 50 year old plant. This species is from
Central America and is grown mostly as an exotic understory cycad.
Cycas debaoensis, close up of leaf shown below. A
very unusual and different type of cycad.
Chamaedorea hooperiana, a type
of Bamboo Palm. Native to Mexico, this thin trunked palm
gets to about ten feet tall, likes filtered light and makes a
great interior palm.
an Asian cycad that has a lush head of leaves and eventually
gets an interesting overhead trunk that's swollen at the base
like a water bottle. This is a part day sun or filtered
the Traveler Palm, is not actually a
palm but has been given this common name. It has
banana-like leaves and fans out in a single plane. It is
quite popular, especially with people who have seen it on a trip
to a tropical region.
When you enter our nursery, you
immediately know why Jungle Music Palm Trees and Cycads is
known for its vast selection of plants. Everywhere you
look there is another exotic plant that you've never seen
before. We offer all sizes from small to large.
Nearly 1000 different plant species can be found at the
nursery. We've been supplying the San Diego area with
exotic species for 37 years. And, if you're not near us,
we have mail order and delivery available.
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 bar 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.
Articles at this website expand upon all of these