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BUTIA X SYAGRUS
MULE PALM OR BUTIAGRUS


PRETTIER THAN EITHER PARENT
VERY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 10 GALLON PLANTS


One of the most popular hybrid palms in the world is a cross between Butia capitata and the common Queen Palm, Syagrus romanzoffiana. I wouldn't doubt that the first cross of these two species was serendipitous.   But, when enthusiasts figured out that this cross was not only beautiful but super cold hardy, enthusiasm grew.

It is important that you remember when making a cross, the parent that "produces the seeds" is a critical thing.  The seed-bearing parent is mentioned first when quoting the cross.  If it's a cross between two pure species, this is called an F1 cross.  So, the mule palm is an F1 cross between the Pindo Palm and the Queen Palm with the Pindo producing the seeds.  The opposite cross is not nearly as desirable and just results in a funny looking Queen Palm.

The Mule Palm is unique in that it really doesn't look like either parent.  It is quite tropical appearing and surprisingly cold hardy to about 16 degrees F.  Because of the latter hardiness, it is quite sought after by people in cold areas.  It gives a cold hardy pinnate palm that looks tropical.  This hybrid likes full sun, can even take desert sun in areas like Phoenix, and is pretty fast growing. 


Shown here are the 10 gallon size that we're putting on sale.  These can be shipped but it takes a tall box.

REGULAR PRICE 10G MULE $275
TEN DAY SPECIAL 10G MULE $225

Remember:  Mention this Special to get this price.  Two garden photos below by M.H.  I'm showing a boxed plant as the last photo.


Mule Palm Butia x Syagrus Mule Palm Butia x Syagrus Mule Palm Butia x Syagrus
Mule Palm Butia x Syagrus Mule Palm Butia x Syagrus Mule Palm Butia x Syagrus
Mule Palm by MH Mule Palm Butia x Syagrus Mule Palm Butia x Syagrus

 

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
STUNNING BLUE MALAGASY FAN PALM


POPULAR, STATELY AND BEAUTIFUL!
NEW ARRIVAL OF GREAT 20 GALLON PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 20G PLANTS

For several decades we've been growing this stunning blue fan palm from Madagascar.  We've concentrated mostly on the blue form although there is also a green form of Bismarckia which we also have for sale.    However, most enthusiasts prefer the blue form.  Mature specimens in their native habitat reach heights of over forty feet.  It' not certain how tall they'll get in domestic gardens here, but I anticipate about the same.  Trunk diameter can reach 18 inches or a bit more.  Leaf width can be up to eight feet.  This is a very attractive palm and should be given room in the garden to show it off.  It prefers full, hot sun.  Many people in desert locations have found they can grow it.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees, although plants seeing colder have come back from injury.

This plant is a good growing species.  It is sensitive to root damage, so bare rooting shipped plants is not advised.  Most will die.  This also applies to buying Bismarckia by mail order.  Bare root plants usually die.  Fortunately, we ship plants in their pots with soil.  Bismarckia prefers sandy, good draining soil.  The more intense your sun, the more blue it gets.  It is not a good plant for shade.  For more information on this species, check out this link:

http://www.junglemusic.net/articles/Bismarckia nobilis/bismarckia_nobilis.html


I'm showing you here some nice 20 gallon plants that we just got in.  They have nice color and size.  We also have some 5g and maybe some one gallons for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 20G THIS SPECIES $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL 20G AS SHOWN $250

Remember, mention this Special for your discount when purchasing.

Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis

  

HYOPHORBE VERSCHAFELTII
THE SPINDLE PALM


JUST AS COOL & BETTER THAN THE BOTTLE PALM!
(WHICH DOESN'T SURVIVE WELL HERE)
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G SIZE

We are always telling customers that the commonly imported Bottle Palm (Hyophorobe lagenicaulis) doesn't do well here in So Cal and probably will die.  Even so, the Depot stores sell Bottles by the thousands, only to see most of them perish with our winter's cold.  The Spindle Palm has its swelling in the center, mid-portion of the trunk rather than at the base.  It likes full sun, get's to a height of about 20 feet in decades and will take a freeze.  Also, they are faster growing than the Bottle Palm.  We have a nice selection of Hyophorbe verschafeltii including 25g plants.  And, for 10 days they are on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 25G $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G $275

Just mention this Blog Only Special for your discount.

Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii
Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii
Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii

 

BUTIA CAPITATA BLUE
EASY TO GROW, NOT TOO TALL
SUPER BLUE COLOR


SUPER COLD HARDY
SUPER NICE!
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G PLANTS

For about a decade we've been offering this very desirable and sought after variety of Butia that has a nice blue color.  Otherwise, it's quite similar to the regular gray-green Pindo Palm.  The problem is we always run out of them.  To satisfy our customer demand, we recently got in some more of the 15g size.  But, there are very limited numbers.  We are offering them at one of the best prices we've ever offered.  This palm loves full hot sun and can take down to 15 degrees F.  So, almost all of you can grow this palm.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $175
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $145

Just remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.  We can easily mail order this size. 

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Butia capitata blue Butia capitata blue P. craft Butia capitata blue

 


 

ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII
THE PAUROTIS PALM
SUCKERING TROPICAL FAN PALM WITH SOME COLD TOLERANCE


MEDIUM SIZED - RATHER THIN TRUNKS

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


 This species is native to a vast region stretching from Florida, Mexico and Central American, down through the Caribbean Islands into northern South America.  It has thin fibrous trunks that average about four to five inches diameter.  Height is variable.  In more tropical regions it can get up to twenty feet or more.  In Southern California it usually tops out at about fifteen feet.  With occasional pruning, it is fairly tidy and attractive.  Leaves are small and green in color.  Growth rate is medium.

One nice thing about this species is that it can tolerate temperatures below 20 degrees F.  It's not known for being super cold hardy, but can take some cold.  It also likes heat, sun and lots of water. Shown below are our 5g plants which we're putting on Ten Day Special.  The photo below by the pond was taken at Balboa Park in San Diego and the last photo shows a tree in fruit.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $60


Remember to mention this Blog Special to get this price at the time of purchase.


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ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII
ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII

 

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM
GREAT INTERIOR, PATIO OR GARDEN PALM


TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON PLANTS

The Lady Palm is one species of the Asian genus Rhapis.  Specifically, Rhapis excelsa is from China and is a suckering tropical fan palm.  Plant leaves typically have between five to ten wide leaflets (segments) that have "sawed off" leaflet tips (compared to R. humilus leaflets that come to a point).  Stem diameters are about an inch and heavily matted or hairy.  Mature plant height varies from four to eight feet depending on the variety.  There are rare types that can get taller.  This species prefers filtered light but can take a small amount of sun.  Cold hardiness is into the upper teens F.  It grows well indoors or outside.  The one gallons shown here are not big plants but we've put a few in each pot to give them quicker fullness.  These are easy to mail order.

REGULAR PRICE 1G $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G $30

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase.

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Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa variegated Rhapis excelsa

 

VERY UNUSUAL RHAPIS HYBRID
(RHAPIS MULTIFIDA X HUMILUS) X MULTIFIDA


NEW SEEDLINGS JUST AVAILABLE
VERY LIMITED NUMBERS
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

This posting is for the real collector and Rhapis enthusiast.  Seeds for these plants came from one of about three knowledgeable men I know in the field or Rhapis.  This particular man is an avid lover of just one palm - the Rhapis.  He did this cross carefully and is meticulous.  These are new seedlings and granted not much to look at right now.  But, down the road they should give a very desirable plant with some sun tolerance, narrow leaflets and lots of them.

REGULAR PRICE ON THESE WILL BE $47.50 WHEN BIGGER
TEN DAY SPECIAL NEW SEEDLINGS $30

Easy to mail order.  Very limited numbers.

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Rhapis multifida x humilus xx multifida Rhapis multifida x humilus xx multifida  

 

SPATHODEA CAMPANULATA
THE AFRICAN TULIP TREE


HUGE FLORID ORANGE BLOSSOMS
SOMS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON TREES

We are fortunate here in Southern California because there are quite a few striking, beautiful flowering tropical trees that we can grow.  Included in this group is the African Tulip Tree with its clusters of large orange blossoms.  This is a sun loving tree that can get fairly large with a canopy that essentially turns an orange-red during it's long summer blossoming period.  It blooms in summer but sometimes longer.  There's a large tree several blocks from the nursery that had blossoms with color from June of last year until October.  Cold hardiness is estimated to be in the mid-twenties F.  

Shown here are some seven foot 5g plants.  This species is a fast grower so these trees in the ground will be good sized in just a few years.  They were grown outdoors in a cooler part of our county.

REGULAR PRICE 5G SIZE $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $44

To get this price, just mention this Blog Only Special when purchasing.


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Spathodea campanulata Spathodea campanulata Spathodea campanulata

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA
THE PURPLE CROWN SHAFT KING PALM


A GORGEOUS PLANT FOR THE GARDEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE BAND SIZE


This species of single trunk, crown shafted  palm tree comes from the Mount Lewis range in Queensland, Australia.  My son and I visited this habitat and saw plants in the wild.  I've talked about this species before, but thought I'd summarize a few interesting things you might not know:

• In habitat, it is not the predominant palm species of the locality.  There appeared to be far more Oraniopsis apendiculata, another single trunk species.
• The crown shaft color is never intense purple.  If you Google photos and see this, it's probably been color altered.  The purple is present, but a bit muted.
•As a younger plant, you'll see a yellowish color to the stem and inner crown.  This is a good way to spot it in a nursery plant where the purple crown shaft hasn't developed.
• The purple color will most likely to develop over time after planting and is often not apparent in a nursery plant.
•There is variability in the intensity of the purple color from plant to plant.  Some are more "purple" than others.
• This species and A. cunninghamiana are the only King Palms that have ramenta on the back of the leaflets (see photo).  These are dark hair like structures and you need to look carefully to see them.  But, if you do and the underside of the leaflets are silver, it is A. purpurea
• The underside of the leaflets is quite silver, even more than other species of Archontophoenix
• Cold tolerance of this species is pretty good, about 25 to 26 degrees F., but a little less than other King Palm species.  At one time is was felt to be the most cold hardy King Palm because of its high native habitat.  This is not the case.
•Seeds are among the largest seeds of the King Palm family.
• Growth rate is medium to fast.  Along the coast full sun is tolerated but far inland would do better with part day sun.

Shown here are absolutely huge band plants,  In their pot, some ar4e three feet tall.  They need to be planted or repotted.  These bands are like most nurseries' 5 gallon size!

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $32.50

These can be mail ordered but realize it'd take a tall box.

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Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea
Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MEDIUM SIZED, VERY GRACEFUL


GORGEOUS CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE BAND SIZE

Of the Shaving Brush Palm family, this is the hardest one to find.  And, many think it's the prettiest and most desirable species.  Some consider it to be a variety of R. baueri.  We like to consider it a species.  Native to Raoul Island, an island well off the eastern side of New Zealand, this species has a medium sized trunk and reaches a height of twenty five feet.  The crown shaft is gorgeous but not as swollen as R. sapida.  I have some customers who report the crown shaft being a purple color.  On younger plants, the leaf stems are red colored as shown here.  Cold tolerance is the low 20's F.  It will take coastal sun or consider morning sun or strong filtered light inland.  We're putting 4 year old band size on special.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL $32.50 FOR A BAND

Just mention this Blog special for this discount.  Like the post above, these plants are equivalent to other nurseries' 5g size.  


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Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii
Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii by cloudforest.com website
  by Cloudforest.com Website
Rhopalostylis cheesemanii

 

 

SUNDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER - 26 SEPTEMBER, 2017

 

PHOENIX RECLINATA
THE SENEGAL DATE PALM


SUCKERING, SOMETIMES LARGER PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


This species of suckering Date Palm is typically felt to be native to South Africa although other populations have been reported in the Middle East, Madagascar and some tropical islands.  It is an armed palm with sharp spines on its leaf stems.  It loves full sun and heat.  Mature heights are variable.  Some plants only get to about fifteen feet.  But, I've seen plants with a mature height and many stems up to 35 feet.  Trunks average about six inches thick and are covered with fiber.  It is a dioecious palm where both sexes are needed to set fruit.  The bands on sale here are very large for their container as you can see.  These can be easily shipped.  Cold hardiness is into the upper teens F.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $35
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $27.50

Remember:  Mention this Special


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Phoenix reclinata Phoenix reclinata Phoenix reclinata
Phoenix reclinata Phoenix reclinata Phoenix reclinata

 

ENCEPHALARTOS FEROX
SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD
HAS RED OR ORANGE CONE
LEAFLETS LIKE HOLLY FERN


TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD BAND SIZED PLANTS


This fairly rare cycad species is native to the Natal region of South Africa and Mozambique.  It is most known for the appearance of the leaflets - they resemble the leaflets of a Holly Fern.  I would consider this a medium sized cycad as it really doesn't get much trunk height.  But, leaves can be six feet long so it's hard to consider it to be a dwarf plant.  Also notable are the prominently orange or red cones on mature plants.  The photos show this.  Leaf color is green with spines on the leaflets.  Caudex size is usually one, perhaps two feet mature.  It prefers filtered light or a bit of sun.  This is not to say more coastal areas cannot grow it in full sun.  Cold tolerance is 22 degrees F.   The plants on sale are not new seedlings. They are over three years old with caudexes of about an inch.  You might ask "why do they just have one leaf?"  The answer is that, when a large plant fills the band with roots, the amount of soil just can't support two leaves at once.

REGULAR PRICE THESE BAND SIZED PLANTS $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE BAND $40

Easy to ship.  But, to get this price, mention the Blog Only Special.

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Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox
Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox
Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox 

 

SABAL CAUSIARUM
LARGE TRUNKED TROPICAL FAN PALM


SMOOTH AND LIGHT COLORED TRUNK
SUPER COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL BIG BAND SIZED PLANTS


This is one of my favorite Sabal Species.  It's native to various Caribbean Islands including Puerto Rico and Cuba.  It can get to height of at least 35 feet and has a trunk that is smooth and a light tan to gray color.  Trunks are thick, up to about 30 inches.  Leaf color is blue-green.  Growth rate is good and it likes sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-teens F.  The bands on sale are nicely sized and easy to ship.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $30

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Sabal causiarum  Sabal causiarum  Sabal causiarum 

 

ASSORTED PRITCHARDIA SPECIES
THE HAWAIIAN PALM


ABSOLUTE HUGE 15G PLANTS!
EQUIVALENT TO A 24 INCH BOX SIZE

OVER SIX SPECIES AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL ANY 15 GALLON PRITCHARDIA


Pritchardia are a tropical fan palm.  Most do not get overly large and many are under fifteen feet tall.  Along the coast they tolerate full sun.  There are about 25 species with habitats ranging from Hawaii to some South Pacific islands.  We only grow the Hawaiian varieties as they do the best in Southern California where most will take coastal full sun.  Or, grow them in part day sun.  Cold tolerance is in the mid-twenties or a bit lower. 

I'm showing you here a whole assortment of 15g plants.  We have about 8 different species in this size.  No other nursery in Southern California has Pritchardias this big in 15g size at the prices we're offering.  All are easily boxed sized specimens.  Some have three to four feet of trunk and are about 14 years old.  All are outdoor grown in sun.  Leaves on some species are totally flat.  Others have a wave to the leaf. Some are colored on the undersides.  There's a perfect Hawaiian Palm for anyone.  These are way too big and tall for mail order but can be trucked.

REGULAR PRICE THESE HUGE 15G SIZE $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL ANY 15G PRITCHARDIA $195


Note:  Most are a 24 inch box size.  All are fabulous.  These are too big to ship by Fed Express.

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Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants
Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants
Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants
Pritchardia martii Pritchardia remota Pritchardia beccariana

 

AGAVE VILMORINIANA
OCTOPUS AGAVE


TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

This species of Agave in native to northern Mexico with perhaps extension into the U.S.  It is not a large plant.  Mature height is up to four feet with a similar spread of the leaves.  The leaves are thick and fleshy and soft at the end.  There is no terminal hard point to them.  The leaves go out and then curve downward.  They are slow growing, green to blue-green in color.  Culturally, they are xerophytic with low water requirements, are somewhat tropical appearing for an Agave and like full, hot sun.  By the way, they get their common name b/c of their mature appearance (last photo) that sort of resembles an octopus.

REGULAR PRICE 5G THIS SPECIES $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $50

Easy to ship.  Just mention this Special when ordering to get this price.


Agave vilmoriniana
All nursery plants 5g A. vilmoriniana
Agave vilmoriniana Agave vilmoriniana
     
Agave vilmoriniana Agave vilmoriniana Agave vilmoriniana Univ. of Arizona Pima County Website
Photo c/o website Univ. of Arizona, Pima County

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MYOLENSIS
CLEAN, EMERALD GREEN CROWN SHAFT
FROM QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

We have a limited selection of this desirable form of King Palm which is known for its clean, emerald green crown shaft and more tropical appearance compared to the common King Palm.  It is native to the region around Myola in the Atherton Tableland in Queensland, Australia.  It has a silver color to the back of the leaflets and does not have ramenta (hairs).  Growth rate is quick and mature height can be 40 feet or more.  Our special is on the 5g size shown in the first four pictures.

Along the coast, it looks the best in part day sun but can take full sun if you give it lots of water.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F. 

REGULAR PRICE 5G SIZE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $59.99

Just remember to mention this Blog Special when purchasing to get your discount.  Of note, limited numbers available - may sell out.

Archontophoenix myolensis
This and next 3 photos of the 5g size on sale
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Archontophoenix myolensis Archontophoenix myolensis
Close up crown shaft mature tree
Archontophoenix myolensis
Underside of 15g nursery plant leaves
Archontophoenix myolensis
Close up of the lower trunk, juvenile plant
Archontophoenix myolensis TS RPS
photo c/o TS at RPS 
Archontophoenix myolensis
15g nursery plant

 

CARYOTA GIGAS
THE THAI MOUNTAIN GIANT FISHTAIL
"KING KONG" FISHTAIL


TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 24 INCH BOXES

This very popular palm is favored because or its huge, shade producing leaves.  They can get to fourteen feet long with a twelve foot width.  They are green in color, sometimes a bit mottled in color.  The latter is a nice thing to the eye.  Leaflets are rounded and scalloped at the edges - more liked than other Fishtail palm leaflets that are often "chopped" appearing.  Mature height is up to about thirty to thirty-five feet.  Trunk diameter is thick, sometimes up to 30 inches at the base.  Because of the sizes of these palms, you have to give it plenty of room and full sun.  If it's hot, give it extra water.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees F.  It is native to mountainous areas in northern Thailand.

REGULAR PRICE BOX SIZE $450
TEN DAY SPECIAL BOX SIZE $385


Just mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.

 
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Caryota gigas Caryota gigas Caryota gigas box
Caryota gigas Caryota gigas Caryota gigas

 

 

FRIDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER - 25 SEPTEMBER, 2017

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TEGULANEUS
RARE CYCAD FROM KENYA


UPRIGHT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE 

This is a large Central African cycad with an erect trunk up to thirty feet that is native to Mt. Lolokwe in the center of Kenya.  It is a fairly high elevation plant, up to 2000 feet natively.  As shown in the photos, leaves are four to six feet long and go upwards at about a 60 degree angle.  Color is a gray-green, definitely not a lime color.  The leaves are basically flat in cross section.  Leaflets are thin, crowded and perhaps slightly cupper - and are spiny along the margins.    

Like most cycads, this species likes good draining soil.  I'd recommend less than full sun with perhaps half day sun along the coast.  Inland areas would require bright filtered light. At our nursery, this species tolerated 25 degrees F. with no problem.  I suspect the coldest it will take is a few degrees below this.  Although this species is getting near impossible to find, we do have an assortment of sizes available including a large, near coning boxed plant. We are presently offering new seedlings on Special.  These are the first seedlings we've offered in many years and are shown in the first four photos.  I am also showing several other sizes of nursery plants.  

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SEEDLINGS $60

Remember: Mention this Special for your discount.  These are easy to ship.

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Encephalartos tegulaneus seedlings band Encephalartos tegulaneus Encephalartos tegulaneus
Encephalartos tegulaneus Encephalartos tegulaneus Encephalartos tegulaneus

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
EASTER CAPE BLUE CYCAD


FULL SUN, NEVER VERY BIG
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

One of the most popular blue cycads that we sell is this South African species from the Eastern Cape region (toward the ocean).  It is a very slow growing species that, in fifty years, is rarely over a height of five feet tall.  So, like the Dioon above, it'll always stay small and not obstruct a view.  The color is intensely blue.  I tell people it's like the color of a clear blue sky after you've thrown in a tiny bit of fog.  The other thing about this species, compared to E. horridus and trispinosus, is that it's much less spiny and very uniform in shape when mature.  Expect a trunk of no more than three feet and a crown width of no more than six feet.  It loves full sun on the coast and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND $55

Remember: You must mention this Blog Only Special for this discount when you buy.  This size is a piece of cake to ship.  We also have available 5g, 15g and boxes for sale.  The last row of photos shows other larger nursery plants.

Encephalartos lehmanii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii

 

PRITCHARDIA MUNROI
EXTREMELY RARE HAWAIIAN FAN PALM


MEDIUM SIZE - HEIGHT TO FIFTEEN FEET
TEN DAY SPECIAL MASSIVE 3 GALLON PLANTS


This Hawaiian species of Pritchardia is native to the eastern and drier parts of the island of Molokai.  It was named after a botanist who worked their the habitat.  It gets to a height of about five meters with typical leaf width four to five feet.  It has a long green leaf stem.  Essentially all of the Hawaiian Pritchardias can be grown in Southern CA.  The species from the South Pacific are problematical because of our cold winters.  This species takes full sun right along the coast but wants part day sun or filtered light inland.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  The 3 gallon plants on special are absolute huge and massive for their containers.  They are over four feet tall, more like a 7 gallon sized plant.  We have limited numbers this size.  My thanks to friend T.S. for usage of the next to last photo.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 3G $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 2G $55

Just mention this Blog Only Special for this price when you purchase.

 

Pritchardia munroi  Pritchardia munroi  Pritchardia munroi 
Pritchardia munroi  Pritchardia munroi  Pritchardia munroi 
Pritchardia munroi  Pritchardia munroi RPS  Pritchardia munroi 
 

GIANT BIRD OF PARADISE
SUCKERING LARGE PLANT
LOOKS LIKE A BANANA


TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

At the onset, I might comment that I really don't like Giant Bird of Paradise.  I say this because they are high maintenance plants and can be invasive.  But, people keep asking for them.  So, I brought in a small number of over-sized 5 gallon plants that are quite large and on special.   This species gets to a height of about 20 feet and freely suckering.  The plants on sale here are huge for their pots.  They could be mail ordered.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE $30

Giant Bird of Paradise
Giant Bird of Paradise Giant Bird of Paradise
Giant Bird of Paradise Giant Bird of Paradise Giant Bird of Paradise

 

BUTIA CAPITATA
THE PINDO OR JELLY PALM
GREEN FORM


TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON

This single trunk South American pinnate palm is very durable and cold hardy.  It loves sun and is cold hardy to about 15 degrees F.  If you've been following our Blog, you know that there is a green form and the popular blue strain.  Both are Butia capitata.  Today I'm showing you the green form.   Most would consider this to be the "standard form".  Mature heights on both are typically15 to 20 feet in this area.  Leaves arch downwards as shown.  Mature leaf color will be green to blue green.  The blue form has definite blue leaves.  The fruit of both are edible and some people make a jelly from the fruit, thus giving a reason for one of the common names for this palm.  Growth rate is slow to medium.  The 25g on sale here are about seven years old. The photos of the mature palms below were taken at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.

REGULAR PRICE 25G $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G $225


Just remember to mention this Blog Special at the time of purchase to get this price.
Butia capitata green Butia capitata green Butia capitata green
Butia capitata 25g April Butia capitata green

 

DYPSIS LUCUBENSIS
TALL, THIN TRUNKED PINNATE PALM


FLUFFY, PLUMOSE LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

This species of palm is typically single trunk but there are suckering forms.  It is native to island of Nossi-Be off the coast of Madagascar.  It can reach heights of over thirty feet.  It has leaves arranged in three ranks - "tristichous".   Trunk diameter is about 8 inches and the crown shaft is a rusty-brown color and not elongated.  It is a difficult species to find nowadays.  I'd recommend growing it in full sun along the coast.  I'd estimate cold hardiness to be in the mid-twenties F.  We have large one gallons on special.

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $35

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price when you purchase.
 
Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis
Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis

   

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RECYCLE YOUR PLASTIC CONTAINERS
NURSERY CREDIT FOR USED PLASTIC POTS



I like to remind plant enthusiasts to recycle their plastic containers.  We will take them and give you a credit toward any purchase at the nursery.  Or, if you just don't know what to do with them and are conservative minded, drop them off at our nursery location.  We'll put them to good use.  We've been doing this for decades and think it's the right thing to do for the environment.  We are especially looking for larger pots, 15g and bigger.  We also really appreciate 7g pots and citrus pots. 

So, don't give them to the garbage man for your local landfill.  Bring them to our nursery.  We thank you in advance!
plastic pot pots all sizes

 

COLD HARDY PALMS
BEST SELECTION AROUND
AND, SAVE MONEY ON DELIVERY OR SHIPPING!

Photographs of Some of Our Cold Hardy Palms Below
Shipping By the Pallet - Best Way to Save on Larger Orders of Big Plants


There are a lot more cold hardy palms available than shown here


BENEFITS OF SHIPPING BY THE PALLET:

*  Save money shipping by the pallet
*  Up to 50% less by the pallet compared to shipping plants individually
*  Easier and cheaper to send much bigger plants up to 24 inch box size and 8.5 feet tall
*  Can double stack smaller plants on top of larger ones to maximize number of plants
*  Get plants that are way too big for Fed Express or UPS
*  Typically same arrival times (or quicker) as ground services with UPS or Federal Express
*  Shipped by independent trucking companies
*  Plants shipped safely, usually in framed out pallets as shown below 
*  Get a discount up to 15% off on the regular price of the plants themselves 

 

SHIPPING PLANTS BY THE PALLET


Shown here is how we typically "palletize" plants for customers.  You can see that plants are secure and travel safely.  Also note that some plants are over eight feet tall.   These are "non-stackable pallets".  


pallet loaded with plants pallet loaded with plants
truck to move pallets loading pallet of plants pallet loaded with plants

Examples below of just some of the cold hardy palms we sell.
Most are 15g size
Save when you order plants by the pallet (read above)

COLD HARDY PALM TREES


A Quick Look at Some Species

ALLAGOPTERA ARENARIA
THE SEASHORE PALM


CLUSTERING, DWARF PALM

This pinnate palm rarely gets over six feet tall, is native to coastal Brazil and has fluffy leaves (plumose).  It's a sun species with a cold hardiness into the upper teens F.

Allagoptera arenaria  Allagoptera arenaria 

ARENGA ENGLERI
THE DWARF SUGAR PALM


SUCKERING, NOT TOO TALL

This suckering Asian species doesn't get over about ten feet tall and has silver color to the back of the leaflets.  The leaflets have chopped ends.  It'll take coastal sun and part day sun inland.  Cold tolerance about 18 degrees F.  
Arenga engleri Arenga engleri 

BLUE BUTIA CAPITATA
THE BLUE PINDO PALM


MEDIUM HEIGHT - YES, BLUE COLOR!

This variety of the South American Pindo Palm is super color because of its unusual blue color.  It gets to a height of about fifteen feet in three decades and is single trunk.  It loves full sun and is cold hardy to 15 degrees F.
Blue Butia capitata Blue Butia capitata Paul Craft
photo by Paul Craft
 

BRAHEA CLARA
BLUE SINGLE TRUNK MEXICAN PALM


SUPER COLD HARDY

This palm is quite similar to the more common Brahea armata.  It loves sun, takes cold to 15 degrees and is blue in color.  It gets to a height of no more than 20 feet.  Compared to the common Mexican Blue Fan Palm, it has longer petioles and is faster growing.  Another curious difference we've discovered is the stem armor.  Rather than simple, uniform curved spines, the armor is more like a bad set of shark's teeth as shown here.
Brahea clara Brahea clara 

BRAHEA DECUMBENS
BLUE, DWARF AND SUCKERING


EXCELLENT COLD HARDY SMALLER PALM

This suckering species of fan palm develops a blue color with age and sun.  Shown is a 5g.  We never can keep them in stock to get them to 15g.  They love hot sun, get to a height of no more than six feet and sucker.  this is an ideal palm where views are a concern.  They are very slow growing.
 
Brahea decumbens Brahea decumbens 

BUTIA X SYAGRUS
THE MULE PALM


HYBRID THAT LOOKS LIKE NEITHER PARENT

This surprisingly very cold hardy palm is being grown in areas that routinely see bad weather.  When Queen Palms die in Tucson, AZ, this one survives.  It gets to 25 feet and loves hot sun.  Some say that, when mature, they look a little bit like a Coconut.  It's also a very good growing hybrid with lots of vigor.  It likes sun and is cold hardy to about 16 or 17 degrees.
Butia x Syagrus Mule Palm  Mule Palm by Mark Heath 

COPERNICIA ALBA
TALL THIN TRUNK


SINGLE STEM FAN PALM


Copernicia is a rare genus of fan palms mostly native to Caribbean Islands such as Cuba.  This species has a thin trunk and gets over 40 feet tall.  For an exotic genus, it's surprisingly cold hardy perhaps into the upper teens F.  It loves sun and heat.
Copernicia alba Copernicia alba 

JUBAEA CHILENSIS
CHILEAN WINE PALM


FATTEST TRUNK OF ANY PALM

This thick trunked pinnate palm is slow growing but manages to get a trunk fatter than any other palm.  Native to Chile, it can reach a height of 40 feet and trunk diameter of 4 feet.  It loves hot sun and is cold hardy to 16 degrees.  The 15g plant shown here is 10 years old.  This is why this species is more costly than other palms.  The trunk is also smooth as shown here with no attached leaf bases.
Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis 

LIVISTONA CHINENSIS
THE CHINESE FAN PALM


SINGLE TRUNK, MEDIUM SIZE

This Asian species never really gets to a height much above 25 feet.  It's so slow growing that anything over ten feet seems to take an eternity.  It has a twelve inch thick trunk and flat green leaves.  In most areas it takes full sun but also tolerates filtered light.  Cold hardiness is about 18 degrees F.
lIVISTONA CHINENSIS lIVISTONA CHINENSIS 

LIVISTONA DECIPIENS
AKA LIVISTONA DECORA


MEDIUM TO TALL HEIGHT, THIN TRUNK

This Australian fan palm can get over 40 feet tall, has a thin trunk and droopy leaflets.   Because of the latter fact it's known as the Ribbon Palm.  Leaflets hang toward the ground.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.  It's quite handsome.
Livistona decipiens decora Livistona decipiens 

PHOENIX RECLINATA
THE SENEGAL DATE PALM


CLUMPING SPECIES MEDIUM SIZE

This is a type of Date Palm that clusters.  It gets its name from the fact that trunks recline (lean) with age and height.  It has a variable height.  But, you can count on at least 15 feet.  Some clumps get taller.  It loves sun and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.
Phoenix reclinata Phoenix reclinata 

PHOENIX THEOPHRASTI
THE CRETAN DATE PALM


BUSHY AND NOT TOO TALL

This Date Palm is native to the island of Crete, southern Greece and some nearby islands.  It is a suckering palm and not quite as tall as the Phoenix dactylifera.  Its dates are not edible.  Leaf color is typically lime green.  Height can get up to thirty feet.  Leaves are quite plumose.  Cold tolerance is about 17 degrees or lower and it loves full and hot sun.  

Phoenix theophrasti  Phoenix theophrasti 

SABAL CAUSIARUM
TALL, THICK TRUNK FAN PALM


THICK CONCRETE LIKE TRUNKS

This Caribbean fan palm can get rather tall, up to fifty feet.  Its remarkable characteristic are the thick, concrete colored and appearing trunks.  They are really impressive and get up to two feet thick.  Leaf color is blue green.  This palm loves sun and is cold hardy into the mid to upper teens F.
Sabal causiarum Sabal causiarum 

SABAL MINOR
THE SMALLEST SABAL


DWARF PALM - SIX FEET TALL

This fan palm is native to the southeastern part of the U.S.  It rarely gets over six feet tall.  It puts out blossoms that are taller than the leaves, producing many small black seeds.  Leaves are sort of large compared to its dwarf height.  It can take sun or shade and is cold hardy to 15 degrees.  
Sabal minor Sabal minor 

TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE


SUPER COLD HARDY
SMALL, CUTE LEAVES

This Asian species of Windmill Palm is quite difficult to find.  That's because it's very slow growing.  The 15g plant shown here is about 8 years old.  They typically don't get tall.  In a few decades, a ten foot palm could be expected.  They love full sun and are cold hardy to 15 degrees F.  Leaves are quite small and flat as shown here.
 
Trachycarpus wagnerianus Trachycarpus wagnerianus

SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA X ROMANZOFFIANA
THE COCONUT QUEEN


BEAUTIFUL HYBRID PALM YET COLD HARDY

We don't know as of yet the cold hardiness of this very handsome hybrid palm developed in Thailand.  It's quite a new thing.  It is prettier than both parents.  Anticipated height is 30 feet, so it's shorter than a standard Queen Palm.  It likes full sun and appears to be cold hardy down to about 20 degrees F.
Syagrus schizophylla x Queen palm Syagrus schizophylla x Queen palm by JI


TRITHRINAX ACANTHICOMA
AKA TRITHRINAS BRASILIENSIS


MEDIUM HEIGHT, SPINEY TRUNK

This South American, single trunk fan palm is unlike some of its suckering kin below.  This plant gets to a height of about 20 feet and has a random pattern of long spines protruding from the trunk.  Leaves are green, medium sized.  It likes sun and is cold hardy well into the upper teens F.  The trunk is indeed different - liked by some, hated by others.
Trithrinax acanthicoma Trithrinax acanthicoma

TRITHRINAX CAMPESTRIS
SUCKERING BLUE FAN PALM


MEDIUM HEIGHT

This South American species is nothing like T. acanthicoma above.  It suckers, has a prominent blue color and has sharp points on the end of its leaf segments.  But, it is attractive and cold hardy to about 17 degrees F.  Expect a mature height of ten to twenty feet.
 
Trithrinax capestris Trithrinax campestris

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SUPER COLORFUL COMPANION PLANTS
SELECTION CHANGES FREQUENTLY


SOMETIME EVEN ON SPECIAL!

If you like different and colorful companion plants for the floor of the garden, check out these plants.  Remember, a garden is not complete until you put in the companion plants and add some color.  Our selection changes frequently and, on some, are seasonal.  Examples of such plants are given here with a link below to a new Website Article recently published on "Tropical Plants". 

I THINK YOU'LL FIND THAT JUNGLE MUSIC IS YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR RARE AND COLORFUL COMPANION PLANTS YOU CAN'T FIND ANYWHERE!

Rieger begonia coleus
jacobinia  Hedychium giner kalanchoe
Heliconia Pink Ti nerogelia 
     
Ti plant strobilanthus coleus
kalanchoe Pavonia wikipedia
Pavonia, c/o Wikipedia
spring color
coleus
 
guzmania
spring color
This photo and below from our Display Garden
 
Tillandsia bromeliad spring color
tillandsia  Alocasia Black magic
curly croton pinstripe ginger spring color 
geranium geraneum Croton
croton prince of orange  calendiva
philodendron begonia richmondensis  Croton 
anthurium miniature heliconia orchid
anthurium  Alocasia black stem  Vriesia 

 

 

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We appreciate customers who visit us to landscape major areas of their gardens.  So, to accommodate these people, we are presently offering discounts of 10% to 15% off regular prices on any major purchase.  By this we mean a customer, if he picks out a good number of plants (typically more than ten), we offer him a discount.  It doesn't matter what he buys.  And, the more he buys, the better the discount.  Call us or drop by and we'll explain the price you'd pay if you get a lot of plants!  Example of random nursery plants below, all types.

 

Caryota gigas Wodyetia bifurcata Dypsis decaryi
Encephalartos longifolius Chamaedorea costaricana Archontophoenix
Howea forsteriana Hyophorbe indica Macrozamia
Nerogelia red throat Kahilii ginger Palm House Jungle Music
palm at nursery Dypsis pembana Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos arenarius Lepidozamia peroffskyana cycads at jungle music
Philondendron cannifolium Variegated ginger Lepidozamia peroffskyana


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RECYCLE YOUR PLANTIC CONTAINERS
NURSERY CREDIT FOR USED PLASTIC POTS



I like to remind plant enthusiasts to recycle their plastic containers.  We will take them and give you a credit toward any purchase at the nursery.  Or, if you just don't know what to do with them and are conservative minded, drop them off at our nursery location.  We'll put them to good use.  We've been doing this for decades and think it's the right thing to do for the environment.  We are especially looking for larger pots, 15g and bigger.  We also really appreciate 7g pots and citrus pots. 

So, don't give them to the garbage man for your local landfill.  Bring them to our nursery.  We thank you in advance!
plastic pot pots

 

ARTICLES BELOW ARE NOT SALE ITEMS BUT RATHER
VERY USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE READER

 

GREAT PALM TREES FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

Below are pictures of about thirty five palm species that all do well in Southern California.  In this group, I left off the most common species that, it seems, everyone knows about.  So, there are no Queen Palms and Mexican Fan Palms below.  But, this group includes species that may be a bit unusual and more interesting.  This is not a complete list.  For instance, within any given genus, there may be dozens other species that do well here.  If I showed every species that you can grow, it would be too overwhelming.  So, I've kept it simple and show representative pictures.  I think, for a starting point, this will suffice. 

I have chosen to show mature plants in gardens.  I tried to use mostly pictures from gardens in Southern California to show examples.  Some are from elsewhere.  This provides a quick view of species that you may want to try.  Some are for sun, others for shade.  Some are more difficult to grow than others.  I'm not commenting on each species presently.  But, throughout my Blog, there are comments on almost all of these.  If you don't live here in Southern California, realize that many of these species may live in your area as well.   

I hope you enjoy this.  We, of course, have most or all of these palms for sale at the nursery in an assortment of sizes.  And, for your enthusiasts, we probably have several hundred other cool species for you to try.

     

King Palm
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

 

Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobiis
Brahea armata Palm Tree in California
Brahea armata
Caryota gigas
Caryota gigas 
Chambeyronia macrocarpa
Chambeyronia macrocarpa 
Chamaedorea costaricana
Chamaedorea costaricana
Coccothrinax
Coccothrinax species 
copernicia baileyana
Copernicia baileyana
Cryosophila
Cryosophila species 
Cyphophoenix species
Cyphophoenix species' 
Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decipiens mr
Dypsis decipiens (habitat) 
Dypsis leptocheilos
Dypsis leptocheilos
Dypsis onilahensis
Dypsis onilahensis 
Euterpe edulis
Euterpe edulis 
Hedyscepe canterburyana
Hedyscepe canterburyana

Howea forsteriana

Howea forsteriana 
Howea belmoreana
Howea belmoreana
Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis
 
Kentiopsis oliviformis
Kentiopsis oliviformis 
Livistona decipiens
Livistona decipiens
Parajubaea torallyi
Parajubaea torallyi 
phoenix rupicola
Phoenix rupicola
Pinanga coronata
Pinanga coronata 
Pritchardia martii
Pritchardia species 
Pritchardia species
Pritchardia species 
Ravenea glauca
Ravenea glauca 
Ravenea species giant
Ravenea species 
Rhapis humilus
Rhapis humilus 
Rhopalostylis sapida
Rhopalostylis sapida 
Roystonea borinquena
Roystonea borinquena 
Sabal causiarum
Sabal causiarum 
Syagrus pseudococos
Syagrus pseudococos 
Veitchia arecina
Veitchia arecina 
Wodyetia bifurcata
Wodyetia bifurcata 


 

On all the genera above there may be many more species within the same genus that also grow well for us here. 
I apologize if I haven't included your favorite species in this group, but this is meant to be a brief introduction and
I wanted to keep it simple.  I have utilized these species in a brief article summarizing Palms for Southern California
elsewhere at this website.

 

PLANT CONTAINER SIZE


For growers here on the West Coast, there are black plastic containers that most of us use on our plants.  Surprisingly, there are differences between the pots used on the West Coast and East Coast of the U.S.  Here we refer to most containers by "gallon size"  On the East Coast pots are referred to by "diameter in inches".  So, back East you might find a plant in a "14 inch pot".  Here is might be called a "15 gallon pot".  If you visit our price and availability catalog, plants are shown by their pot size.  I'm hoping that this Blog post this morning will help clarify what individual pots look like.

 

CONTAINER SIZE PHOTO EMPTY CONTAINER PHOTO OF PLANTS IN
THIS CONTAINER
BAND SIZE CONTAINER

This pot is 3 x 3 x 9 inches, square in shape.  It is used for seedling plants.  For most growers, it has replaced the one gallon pot.  It is a bit deeper and easier to place in carrying trays.  It also conserves space on benches because these can be placed close together.  You can get a pretty nice plant in a band container, sometimes up to 30 inches tall.
band container chamaedorea in band
ONE GALLON POT

This is a very common pot used, especially by flower growers and those producing small shrubs.  It's a typical first step after germinating a seedling.  We prefer using the band containers above as they conserve table and bench space more efficiently and are deeper.  Diameter of this pot is six inches but it's only about seven inches deep.
one gallon pot plants in 1g pots
     
TWO GALLON POT

This pot is 7 to 8 inches wide and about 8 inches deep.  It is a nice size to move a band plant into.  But, it is not particularly deep, so you have to make sure the roots fit into the container. This pot will produce an average plant that is about 2 feet tall. We grow a lot of palms in these pots.
2g pot empty plant in 2g oot
FIVE GALLON POT

This pot is 10 inches wide and about 10 inches deep.  It produces a plant that is one of the most common sized palms that we sell.  It is popular because it's not too heavy to lift and plants are typically three to five feet tall, depending on the species. 
5 gallon pot plants in 5g pots
SEVEN GALLON POT

We really like this container because it produces a good sized plant but isn't as heavy to carry as a 15g.  But, for some manufacturing reason, this pot costs twice as much as a 15g.  Therefore, most growers aren't buying this sized pot very much nowadays.  It is 12 inches wide, and about 12 inches deep.
7 gallon pot palm in 7g pot
FIFTEEN GALLON POT

This is the most popular sized purchased by people who want a landscape or near-landscape ready size of plant.  This container typically supports a palm from four to eight feet size.  Weight of this size of container with soil and plant is usually sixty to ninety pounds.  It's size is 15 to 16 inches wide and 16 inches deep.  Note how this size pot usually has a nice carrying lip at the top of the pot.  
15g pot plant in 15g pot
TWENTY/TWENTY-FIVE GALLON POT

This is the next size up from a 15g.  These pots are typically about 18 to 20 inches wide and 16 to 18 inches deep.  They weight anywhere from 125 to 150 pounds with their soil.  They can produce a plant larger than the 15g, typically 8 to 10 feet. They usually have a flat lip on the top as shown. The pot shown here is actually a 25g pot.  20 g are a bit smaller.
25 g pot plant in 25g pot
24 INCH BOX CONTAINER

This box is 24 inches wide, square in shape and about 22 to 24 inches deep.  The weight of this container depends on the mix, but is anywhere from 175 to 300 pounds (this heavier weight is if one is using a very heavy soil).  It takes two men to lift one of these.  We prefer plastic boxes as shown here, but they are much more expensive than wooden box.  They last a very long time.  We usually don't grow larger sizes that this box because people cannot lift them without special equipment.  But, through associates, we have them available if needed.
24 inch box plant in 24 inch box
ALL POT SIZES IN A ROW

This pot shows all the sizes lined up in a row.  In order, left to right are:

band size
one gallon
two gallon
five gallon
seven gallon
fifteen gallon
25 gallon
24 inch box

There are a few more pots that we use and I haven't discussed here.  These include:

Citrus pots:  These are 8 x 8 x 14 inches, a tall pot for the diameter and good for cycads
Deep bands:  These bands are about twice the size of a normal band
Thirty gallon pots:  These are a step up from the 25 gallon size and pretty heavy
Thirty inch boxes:  These are very heavy, hard to lift, so we rarely use them

empty pots in a row

FOR MAIL ORDER, JUST CALL US AT 619 291 4605.  WE USUALLY SHIP THE SAME WORKING DAY THAT
YOU CALL.  PLANTS TYPICALLY SENT FEDERAL EXPRESS GROUND IN THEIR CONTAINERS, SOIL AND ALL,
UNLESS INSTRUCTED OTHERWISE.  OR, FOR BIG ORDERS, WE USE PALLETS AND INDEPENDENT TRUCKERS.

 

OR, FOR QUESTIONS, EMAIL PHIL

 

TO READ OUR ENTIRE BLOG THREAD ABOUT PALMS, CYCADS AND TROPICAL PLANTS ALONG
WITH THE DISCOUNTED PLANTS, CLICK GO TO BLOG

 

CLICK: GO TO HOME PAGE

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SALE ITEMS SHOWN ABOVE AND OTHER PURCHASES

• SALE PRICES ARE FOR A LIMITED TIME
•  MANY SPECIALS ARE FOR A TEN DAY PERIOD AND EXPIRE TEN DAYS AFTER INITIAL POSTING
•  AT NO TIME ARE THERE "DOUBLE DISCOUNTS" - PERCENTAGE DISCOUNTS DO NOT APPLY TO OTHER SPECIALS
•  DISCOUNTS OR SALES DO NOT APPLY TO SHIPPING OR HANDLING CHARGES
•  SALES TAX MAY APPLY, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE
• NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS
• CYCADS AND CITES LISTED ENDANGERED SPECIES ARE FOR DOMESTIC UNITED STATES USAGE OR PURCHASE ONLY
•  NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE IS GIVEN OR IMPLIED ON YOUR ABILITY TO GROW THE PLANTS IN YOUR LOCALITY
•  MAIL ORDER ITEMS SENT VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS UNLESS OTHERWISE ARRANGED
• AVAILABILITY VARIES.  ITEMS ON SALE MAY SELL OUT WITHOUT NOTICE AND NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE
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Phil Bergman

Owner

Jungle Music Palms and Cycads

Nursery: 450 Ocean View Ave, Encinitas, CA 92924

Phone: 619 291 4605  FOR MAIL ORDERS OR QUESTIONS

Email: phil.bergman@junglemusic.net

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Jungle Music Newsletter sign up  JUST CLICK HERE TO BE ADDED TO OUR ELECTRONIC MAILING LIST. You'll receive special email announcements about our nursery, sales, new articles on palms and cycads, and new arrival plants. 
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TO EMAIL PHIL regarding orders, inventory, or nursery visits, click: phil.bergman@junglemusic.net. 

To set up an actual mail order or gift certificate, just call: (619) 291-4605, any day, 8AM to 6PM. We can usually ship the same day.

Nursery hours are 9AM to 4PM, Monday-Saturday.  Typically closed Sundays.
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