Palm Trees and Cycads From Jungle Music Nursery. The palm and cycad source since 1977.

Palm Trees and Cycad Nursery 
Offering Mail Order

 

Phone: (619) 291 4605
Fax: (619) 574-1595
E-mail:
phil.bergman@junglemusic.net

Nursery Hours & Location:
Monday -Saturday 9AM-4PM
450 Ocean View Ave., Encinitas, CA

JUNGLE MUSIC PALM TREES - PALM TREE AND CYCAD NURSERY

A palm tree, cycad and tropical plant nursery established in 1977 to provide the most rare and beautiful plants for sale from around the world - One of the most comprehensive selections anywhere. Nursery location is off Freeway 5 in Encinitas, CA, north of San Diego.  (Directions tab at top above)

ONE HUNDRED ARTICLES
/ FEATURES ON PALMS, CYCADS & TROPICALS:  Below, quick clicks for:

"Cycad Information"  or
"Palm Tree Information" or Palm Tree Encyclopedia
"Palm Tree Care and Names" or Discounted Plants
"Palm Tree, Cycad & Tropical Plant Blog"

CLICK RIGHT TO SEE PLANTS FOR SALE Palm Tree Prices
  Cycad Prices
  Tropical Plants


 




 

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Nursery Location

 

Nursery Location:

450 Ocean View Ave.
Encinitas, CA 

Directions: click below
 

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Recent Private Cycad Collections Acquired

 
September, 2016 - New Medium Sized Rare Cycad Collection
Another Rare Cycad Collection late August, 2016 - Species Never Offered
New Collection of Rare Cycads and Palms, July 2016
New Blue Encephalartos available - Private Collection February, 2016
Specimen Cycad Collection January, 2016
Rare Small - Medium Sized Cycads - Private Collection, December 2015
Larger Sized Private Cycad Collection Arrived 2015

 

Cycad Advice, Culture and Articles

Click for Directory of All Cycad Articles 

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  New! Article on the Best Rare Cycads for Southern California
Potting Up Cycad Seedlings
Water Conservation and Cycads
Cycads in the Landscape
Cycad Species Photographs - Cycad Gallery
Repotting a Large Cycad and the Importance of Roots
Cycad Potting Mix   
Establishing A Cycad Caudex or Offset in Pumice
Repotting a Cycad
African Cycad Photos
Blue Cycads
My Cycad Is In Trouble!
The Sago Palm, Cycas revoluta
Pictures of Nursery Cycads and Mature Specimens
Palms & Cycads That Will Grow in Your Area
Zamia, a Genus of Very Exotic Cycad Plants
Encephalartos horridus, A Stunning Blue Cycad
Help with Selecting Cycads for Your Area
We Buy Cycads and Cycad
Collections
How to Mail Order Cycads

Tropical Plant Information, Help & Advice
Tropical Plants - Descriptions, Photos, Prices, Availability
Tropical Plants - A Pictorial Presentation
Bromeliads in the Landscape
Private Collection of Tropical Plant & Palms
Tropical Landscape
The Traveler Palm

Companion Plants
By utilizing the many companion plants that we offer, you garden can look like this. 

Encephalartos princeps
Encephalartos princeps, a blue South African cycad that loves heat and sun and is easy to grow in many area.

Encephalartos horridus
Encephalartos horridus, a popular blue cycad from South Africa that is very prickly and has curved leaves. 

Encephalartos altensteinii
Encephalartos altensteinii, a South African cycad with over three feet of trunk and age forty years.

front of jungle music nursery
Front of the nursery entrance.  Shows the diversity of things we grow and offer for sale. 



Assorted Color Nursery
Assorted colorful companion plants including red Ti plants and Bromeliads.  To read more, see article directly above this column.

Cycas debaoensis leaf
Cycas debaoensis leaf.  This is a Chinese cycad that has unique upright leaves that are multipinnate (branching) giving a full and bushy overall appearance.

front Jungle Music cycads
Outdoor grown cycads and palms at the nursery.  We offer palms and cycads from small to large, even towering overhead specimens.

Entrance inside Jungle Music
What you see when you walk into our nursery.  Lots of everything, all beautiful!

Cycads on Tables
With over a mile of running nursery benches, we have a quarter million plants for sale.  Shown here are 5g and citrus pot cycads.

Zamia elegantissima
Zamia elegantissima
, an approximately 50 year old plant. 
 Cycas petraea
Cycas petraea, an Asian cycad a full lush head of green leaves. Also fairly cold hardy.

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 leaves..

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.

 

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JUST IN - NEW CYCAD COLLECTION

ARRIVED MID-SEPT., 2016

CLICK TO SEE NEW COLLECTION 

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  New! The Best Tropical Plants - Descriptions, Photos, Prices, Availability: 
SEE TROPICAL PLANTS

          Discounted Palm TRees  

CURRENT GREAT PLANT SPECIALS & DEALS

new plant arrivals

New Plant Arrivals
PALM AND CYCAD BLOG
Frequent updates - Lots of information & Photos on the plants.  Special discounts. 
 
CHECK OUT BLOG 

  Palm and Exotic Plant Banner  

UNUSUAL PALMS, AEROIDS AND EXOTIC TROPICALS

SEE COLLECTION

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  New! Best Cycads for Southern California:  And for many other states.  Lots of pictures.  Read about Cycads

  Bromeliad Article Banner  

  New!  Read Bromeliads in the Landscape and at the Nursery.  Lots of Pictures.

  Blue Encephalartos Banner 3  

June, 2016: Click to see Private Collection of 15g Size Blue Encephalartos.

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  New! Pictures of 200 different palm tree trunks!  Read Palm Tree Trunks 

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  New!  Pictorial Presentation of Lush & Exotic Landscape Tropical Plants - Click to See


 MAIL ORDERS
See Plants Before You Buy!
No guessing involved.  See the actual mail order plant you'll receive before you buy!  Click to read how

 

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PALM TREES AVAILABILITY / PRICES

CYCAD AVAILABILITY / PRICES

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OVER 1000 CYCAD PHOTOS

 
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PALM TREE ENCYCLOPEDIA

CYCAD INFORMATION

OVER 250,000 PALM TREES AND CYCADS FOR SALE, 1000 SPECIES!


MAIL ORDERS: Quick service, any size plants, help selecting right plants.  
INFO ON MAIL ORDERS 
 
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BELOW: NEW ARTICLES ON PALMS, CYCADS &TROPICAL PLANTS 

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  New! Tall & sun tolerant Rhapis humilis, the Slender Lady Palm.  Click to Read
Veriegated Rhapis banner  New!  Variegated Rhapis excelsa or Unusual Lady Palms - Read about these beauties!

  Rhopalostylis Banner  

  New!  Read:  Rhopalostylis - Shaving Brush Palm - different types  

  Bottle Palm Banner  

  New! The Bottle Palm, H. lagenicaulis - Comparison to the Spindle Palm  Read about Bottle & Spindle Palm

  New!  The Foxtail Palm, Wodyetia bifurcata  Medium size, thin trunk, fluffy leaves - Read about Foxtail

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  New!  Majesty Palm, Ravenea rivularis  Larger palm tree from Madagascar with thick trunk Read about the Majesty

Mule Palm Banner

  New!  The Mule Palm
Article on this cold hardy hybrid that makes a beautiful mature palm -  Read Mule Palm

Palm Tree Encyclopedia banner

New! Palm Tree Encyclopedia Quick info / scientific and common names / on tons of palms -  See Palm Encyclopedia 

Royal Palm Banner 

  New!  The Royal Palm  Article on all the types of Roystonea and their culture.  See Royal Palm  

  Ravanala banner the Traveler Palm  

  New!  The Traveler Palm, Ravenala madagscarensis -  Click for this article.

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  Affordable Shipping on  Cold Hardy Palm Trees Cheapest way to ship - Read Cold Hardy Palms/Shipping

 Meet the Staff at Jungle Music
Staff that you'd see or talk with on the phone.  Click to meet them.

  JUNGLE MUSIC "PLANT PICKS OF THE WEEK" VIDEOS   See Picks of the Week Videos 

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Chambeyronia, the Flame Thrower Palm  Everything on this red emergent leaf palm - Read Chambeyronia

          Palm Buyer's Guide
Easy and quick - Which palm species are best for you - Shows palms for sun, shade, etc. Click here to see this Guide 

Note: More Videos to right, top

King Palm - Archontophoenix
Six different types? Yes!  Read about all types of King Palms & their culture. Read KING PALMS  

  What is a Palm Tree?
Article describing the parts of a palm tree showing many different types.  Included are illustrations and photos.  SEE THE ARTICLE  

  Palm Trees in California
A Pictorial article about the best palm trees for Southern California READ PALMS FOR CALIFORNIA
 

  BLUE CYCADS
A descriptive article on blue cycads of all typesLots of photos BLUE CYCADS  

  Palm Trees for Sale
Overview of nursery with plants available, mail orders and delivery.  PALM TREES FOR SALE 

  Dypsis lutescens, The Areca Palm
Descriptive article the species, its usages and culture.  ARECA PALM   

  African Cycad Photos
Quick pictorial presentation of rare Encephalartos and Stangeria that are for sale  AFRICAN CYCADS

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  Encephalartos horridus, Stunning Blue Cycad
Article on this rare cycad -
ENCEPHALARTOS HORRIDUS 

  Windmill Palm & Other Trachycarpus - Article about the these very cold hardy palms:
WINDMILL PALMS

The Chamaedorea Palm Tree
Extensive discussion of these shade loving palms: CHAMAEDOREA

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  Howea forsteriana, the Kentia Palm  Comprehensive article about culture/usage
  READ
KENTIA PALM


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  Tropical Plants: Rainforest Plants That Look Great In The Garden
Article about plants that add color, character and charm to the garden.  Check out TROPICAL PLANTS

      Bismarckia nobilis Banner  

  Bismarckia nobilis, Beautiful Blue Fan Palm  Article on this species, its  culture and usage in landscape. Read:   BISMARCKIA NOBILIS


  Large Specimen Palm Trees and Cycads for Sale
Offering of large specimen palms LARGE SPECIMEN PALM TREES AND CYCADS

Date Palms and the Genus Phoenix
Read about all the many types of Date Palms:  DATE PALMS


Nursery Tour and History
Read a
brief history of our unique nursery, what we grow, and what we sell. 
TOUR  OUR PALM AND CYCAD NURSERY

Tropical Plant Patio

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.

CLICK FOR PLANT DISCOUNTS
 

Palm Tree Care & Common Names

PALM TREE CARE AND COMMON NAMES:  The Perfect Place to Begin.  Shown are the most common palm trees on the market or in gardens.  See photos, description & cultural information.  Go to:  PALM TREE CARE AND COMMON NAMES

(Quick Palm Search box below links you to only the palm species listed in Palm Tree Care.  Non-described species give no results)

When To Visit Nursery

Nursery Hours:
Nursery Hours of Operation
Open Monday - Saturday
 

 

Monday-Saturday: 9 AM- 4 PM.  Earlier visits possible - call
Sundays: Typically closed

Phone Calls
: 8AM to 6PM, Pacific Time

All major credit cards accepted

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Jm logo    Palm Information, Culture, Photos & Sale Items at Blog  

Palm trees seedlings specials  CLICK FOR GREAT PLANT DEALS
 

Palm Tree Information, Help & Advice


COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLES


CLICK TITLES BELOW TO READ


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 Week

Video:  Spring Color, Companion plants and Cycads

Slide Show/Video: 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?

Palm Tree Buyer's Guide

Comparison of Nursery Plants and Mature Specimens

PALM TREE 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

Fertilizing Palms

Palm Seed Germination

Potting Soil for Palms

Palms & Cycads That Will Grow In Your Area

Acclimation Of Plants

Palm Tree Care and Common Names

ARTICLES & IDEAS ON LANDSCAPING WITH PALMS, CYCADS & TROPICAL PLANTS

New Plant Arrivals: Palm & Cycad Blo

Tropical Landscape

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 Specimens

Palms for your area

Palm 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

Usage of Bromeliads in the Landscape

Water Conservation and a Tropical Garden - Using palms & cycads


Palm Tree Seeds and Fruit

Tour, Garden of Mardi Darian, Vista, CA

PALM SPECIES OR GROUPS

Photographs of Palm Trees (over 3000 photos)

Palm Tree Encyclopedia

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 species

The Majesty Palm, Ravenea rivularis

Chambeyronia, The Flame Thrower Palm

The Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis)  - Comparison with the Spindle Palm

Butia capitata - The Pindo Palm

King Palm - Archontophoenix

Trachycarpus,the Windmill Palm

The Bamboo Palm

Dypsis lutescens, The Areca Palm

Chamaedorea, the Genus

Chamaedorea, the Species

Chamaerops humilus, the Mediterranean Fan Palm

The Queen 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

Spiny Palms

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

Palm Tree Finder's Guide

MORE ON OUR NURSERY AND

 MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES

Meet The Owner

Meet the Staff

Mail Ordering from Jungle Music

Mail Order Info, Warranties, Refunds, Shipping and Delivery

Receive Pictures of Mail Order Plants Before You Buy!

News and Media Coverage of Jungle Music

Bromeliads in the Landscape and at the Nursery

Bonsai and Caudiciform Plants

Directions to Nursery

I Want To Sell My Palm Tree

Plant Containers - Sizes & Descriptions

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL OR US JUST CALL

To Sign Up for Our Newsletter

MEMORIALS TO PALM LEGENDS AND FRIENDS

PLANTS FOR SALE

 

PALM PRICES &

 AVAILABLITY 

CYCAD PRICES &

 AVAILABILITY

PLANTS ON SPECIAL

 RIGHT NOW!

SHIPPING INFORMATION / COSTS

PLANT CONTAINERS AND SIZES

HOW TO MAIL ORDER

 

wodyetia
Wodyetia bifurcata 
 

Howea forsteriana 30 inch box
Howea forsteriana,
also known as the Kentia Palm.  This one is a single trunk but we also have "multiples" with several plants per container.

Front of Nursery Jungle Music
Front entrance to nursery  

Chambeyronia macrocarpa
Chamberyonia macrocarpa, the "Flame Thrower" Palm.  A newly emergent red leaf shown here, the hallmark of this palm.

 QUCK PALM 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 leaves.

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 little water.

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 Plants: 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.

       
       

 

 

 

 





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