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 Oceanview Ave., Encinitas, CA

JUNGLE MUSIC PALM TREES -

PALM TREE AND CYCAD NURSERY 

We are a family owned and operated palm tree, cycad and tropical plant nursery established in 1977 to provide the most rare and beautiful palm trees, cycads and other tropical plants for sale from around the world. Our palm and cycad selection is one of the most comprehensive anywhere. We are located just a few minutes off Freeway 5 in north coastal San Diego County in Encinitas, CA about 20 minutes north of San Diego. (for Directions see tab above)
ARTICLES / FEATURES ON PALM TREES AND CYCADS

Over sixty articles on palm tree care and cycad culture are located at this site.  To read informative articles on palms or cycads and their characteristics and culture go to  Cycad Help" and "Palm Tree Help".  For quick information on over 200 species of palm trees, try our "Palm Tree Care and Names".

For our new articles recently published just scan below in the center column.  New articles are posted all the time.  Take your time in viewing this website as it is one of the largest websites in the world on palms, cycads and tropical plants.  There's a lot to see..



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Nursery Location

 

Nursery Location:

450 OceanView Ave.
Encinitas, CA 


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Note: no plants at San Diego Address!
 

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Contact Information

Phone (619) 291-4605
Fax (619) 574-1595

Nursery Address (no mail):
450 Oceanview Ave.
Encinitas, CA, 92024
(see map above)

Mailing address:
Jungle Music 
3233 Brant St., San Diego,
CA 92103-5503


NURSERY HOURS
OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK
 
M-F: 9AM - 4PM
Saturday: 9AM - 4PM
Sundays: typically closed
Phone Calls: 8AM to 6PM, CA time, all week

Email (for mail orders, availability questions, or nursery visits only)  
phil.bergman@junglemusic.net

Send all correspondence to our mailing address above, not to the nursery

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Cycad Help & Advice

 

Information and Articles On Cycads, click here for directory)
(palm articles to right side, this page)

ARTICLES ON CYCAD CULTURE, CARE AND SPECIES BELOW

CLICK ANY TITLE BELOW TO READ

 
  • Water Conservation and Cycads
     
  • Potting Up Cycad Seedlings

    ·  Cycads in the Landscape

  •     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
  • Zamia, a Genus of Very Exotic Plants
  • Encephalartos horridus, A Stunning Blue Cycad

  • Help with Selecting Cycads for Your Area

  • We Buy Cycads and Cycad
    Collections


  •  How to Mail Order
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    chambeyronia
    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
    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.  Collectors love this species.

    Cyphophoenix nucelle
    Cyphophoenix nucele, an elegant palm from New Caledonia that has a medium sized trunk and doesn't get too tall. 

    Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, Bottle Palm
    Hyophorbe 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.

    Blue bISMARCKIA
    Bismarckia nobilis,
    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 30 inch box
    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 called "multiples".

    Assorted Color Nursery
    Assorted colorful companion plants including red Ti plants and Bromeliads.  Such color is a great addition to almost any garden.

    Cycas debaoensis leaf
    Cycas debaoensis 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 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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    new plant arrivals

    New Plant Arrivals
    PALM AND CYCAD BLOG
    Hundreds of plants, discounts, cultural information and photos
    Included are new arrivals, "hot" species and rare palm trees, cycads & tropical plants for sale.  Lots of photos, easy to read and tons of popular SPECIALS with updates every few days.  CHECK OUT BLOG


    QUCK LINKS FOR INFORMATION

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    PALM TREES FOR SALE

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


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    BELOW: NEW ARTICLES ON PALMS, CYCADS &TROPICAL PLANTS 

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    Chambeyronia, the Flame Thrower Palm
    New article on this exciting genus with new red emergent leaves.  Descriptions of the species, culture and history.  To Read Chambeyronia, Click Here

            Buyer's Guide Banner

      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 

     

    JUNGLE MUSIC VIDEO

    New Jungle Music Nursery Video
    Let Rusty guide you through a 12 minute video showing our nursery expansion and different growing areas, cool species, how we mail order and the education center where we give lectures and show films.   See VIDEO 

    Banner Palm House

    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 plants.  Take a tour with Rusty of the Display Garden and see what's new.

    Banner KING PALM

    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.  MORE ON KING PALMS  

    Banner: What is a palm tree

      Palm Trees
    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 understand.  SEE THE ARTICLE  

    Palm Trees in California

      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
     

    Blue Cycad Banner2

      Blue Cycads

    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  BLUE CYCADS  

    zamia banner

      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.   RARE ZAMIA 

    palm trees for sale banner

      Palm Trees for Sale
    Brief overview of our nursery with a description of the palm trees for sale.  Also given is data about mail order palm trees and palm tree delivery. SEE OUR PALM TREES FOR SALE 

    Banner Dypsis lutescens

      Dypsis lutescens, The Areca Palm
    Descriptive article about this suckering, medium sized feather palm tree called the Areca Palm with its characteristics, culture and usage in the landscape.  Read about  ARECA PALM   

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

    Repotting Cycds Banner

      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  

    Banner Encephalartos horridusr

      Encephalartos horridus, A Stunning Blue Cycad
    This article describes Encephalartos horridus, a very sought-after blue cycad with photos and information on culture and usage in the garden.  Get ENCEPHALARTOS HORRIDUS 

    Windmill_Palm_Banner 

      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.  WINDMILL PALMS

    BELOW, THREE ARTICLES ON CHAMAEDOREA

    Bamboo_Palm_Banner

      The Bamboo Palm
    Article about the classic Bamboo Palm, its characteristics and care, and which actual species make the best Bamboo Palms.  See BAMBOO PALM


    The Chamaedorea Palm

    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

    Chamaedorea, The Species Article
    This article gives more information on dozens of species themselves along with descriptions and photographs, including many rare types.  Quick to read and very educational.  CHAMAEDOREA SPECIES

    The Kentia Palm

      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 palm, THE KENTIA PALM


    tropical plants

      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 TROPICAL PLANTS


      Bismarckia nobilis, The Bismarck
    Palm, A Beautiful Blue Fan Palm
    Article about Bismarckia nobilis, what it looks like and how to grow it and use it in the garden.  Tons of pictures of this great blue palm, the  BISMARCKIA NOBILIS


      Large Specimen Palm Trees and Cycads for Sale
    If you are looking for large specimen palm trees or cycads for sale for your garden, we either have them or can assist you in finding them.  LARGE SPECIMEN PALM TREES AND CYCADS


        The Pygmy Date Palm, Phoenix roebelenii 
     
    A comprehensive article about the Pygmy Date's appearance, culture and usage with manyphotographs of the PYGMY DATE PALM


     The Queen Palm, Syagrus romanzoffiana
    An article about the popular Queen Palm including data on its morphology, culture, usage, hybrids and drawbacks. QUEEN PALM


    Date Palms and the Genus of Phoenix
    This article is about the true Date Palm and all the other species in the Phoenix Date Palm family.  You'll get lots of information on this group of palms, the DATE PALMS


    Nursery Tour and History

    This article gives a brief history of our palm tree nursery and shows the type of palms, cycads and tropical plants we have for sale with lots of photos.  Check out Jungle Music's TOUR OF OUR PALM AND CYCAD NURSERY

     

    Tropical patio with palm trees


    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:  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.

    SO, GET STARTED NOW AT PALM TREE CARE AND NAMES  
    (If you prefer, use the website search box below. but
    non-recognized names give no returns.)

    When To Visit Nursery

    Nursery Hours:
    Nursery Hours of Operation
    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

    credit cards accepted

    Palm trees seedlings specialsTEN DAY SPECIALS AT OUR BLOG  

    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

    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 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

    Fertilizing Palms

    Palm Seed Germination

    Potting Soil for Palms

    Acclimation Of Plants

    Palm Tree Care and Common Names

    ARTICLES & IDEAS ON LANDSCAPING WITH PALMS AND CYCADS

    New Plant Arrivals: Palm & Cycad Blog

    Tropical Landscape

    Landscape: the Most Important Thing 

    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


    Palm Tree Seeds and Fruit

    PALM SPECIES OR GROUPS

    Photographs of Palm Trees (over 3000 photos)

    Chambeyronia, The Flame Thrower Palm

    King Palm - Archontophoenix

    Trachycarpus,the Windmill Palm

    The Bamboo Palm

    Dypsis lutescens, The Areca Palm

    Chamaedorea, the Genus

    Chamaedorea, the Species

    The Queen Palm

    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

    Spiny Palms

    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

    MORE ON OUR NURSERY AND

     MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES

    Meet The Owner

    Mail Ordering from Jungle Music

    News and Media Coverage of Jungle Music

    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

    PLANTS FOR SALE

    PALM PRICES & AVAILABILITY

    CYCAD PRICES & AVAILABILITY

    PLANTS ON SPECIAL RIGHT NOW!

    Plant Containers - Sizes & Descriptions

    How to Mail Order


     

    wodyetia
    Wodyetia bifurcata  Shown
    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. 

    Zamia elegantissima
    Zamia elegantissima
    , an approximately 50 year old plant.  This species is from Central America and is grown mostly as an exotic understory cycad.

    Cycas daboensis
    Cycas debaoensis, close up of leaf shown below.  A very unusual and different type of cycad.

    Chamaedorea hooperiana 25g
    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.  

    Cycas petrae
    Cycas petraea, 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 light species.

     Ravanala madagascarensis, the Traveler Palm
    Ravanala madagascarensis,
    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.


    Nursery palm trees

    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.

    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 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 topics.








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