Palms & Cycads
Lots To Choose From


We've many more palms and cycads than are currently within our photo gallery - if you have a specific type of palm you are after, contact us, even if we don't have what you are looking for, we likely can help find what you are after.
Diversity Is Important
Plant lots, plant early

Many people think that a palm is a palm, and they don't realize that this fantastic botanical categorization contains over 2500 species.  People that know something about palms often have their favorites, and often they are of the iconic type, Cuban Royal Palms, Canary Island Date Palms ...  Of all the people I know that have palms, most, if not all, wish they planted more diversity - more different types of palms.  There is an old Chinese proverb that states, 'The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second best time to plant a tree in right now'.  To this I would add to not only plant a tree, but plant variety - you'll be happy you did.
  We've over 10 000 palms & over 30 species to choose from.
 
Landscape Design
We Can Help, Or We Can Do It

We have more than palms, though palms are our specialty:  We have flowering trees, fruit/citrus trees, agaves, and have access to cactus.  We also have access to a large variety of rocks and boulders for your landscape plans.  We can help design your landscape or do the design in full - sculpting with plants, earth, and boulders is what we do.
Fan-Leaf Or Feather-Leaf
Self-cleaning?  How do they do that?

The two major different types of palms are feather leaf & fan leaf.  For instance, a Cuban Royal is a self-cleaning feather leaf palm.  Mexican Fan Palms acquire thier 'skirts' via their older fronds being replaced with newer fronds.  The older fronds on a Mexican Fan Palm will remain on the palm unless, typically, they are cut off.  A Cuban Royal's fronds naturally fall off once they are dead and dried out.  Every frond that falls off a Cuban Royal reveals a new growth-ring.  Accurately establishing the age of a palm cannot be determined by counting the growth rings on the trunk - they are arbitrary, but further spaced growth rings indicate a fast growing palm, where tighter growth rings are indicative of a slower growing palm.  There are many species of self cleaning palms; not only the Cuban Royal does this.  The Fishtail palm (right) has a very unique bipinnate leaf structure, but would be classified in the feather-leaf classification, and is also a self-cleaning palm. 
The Heart Of A Palm
Healthy Heart, Healthy Palm

All palms have a heart - that is what the center spear is referred to.  From this center spear, all the palm's fronds originate.  When a field grown palm is dug from the ground, cutting all the roots, the palm goes into shock and the palm 'drops' it's lower fronds.  All of this is in an effort to protect the heart.  A lack of water can also throw a palm into dropping its older fronds also in an effort to preserve the heart.

                                                 Huerta del Pacifico
                                                                                                    Todos Santos BCS

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Gallery Of Palms:  Coconut Palms, Carpentaria Palms, Queen Palms, Fishtail Palms, Blue Hesper Palms, Sabal Palms
Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera)
The Coconut Palm is one of the most recognizable palms, and is emblematic of The Tropics.  Watch where you plant them, Coconuts can damage cars and do worst to people!
Carpentaria Palm
(Carpentaria acuminata)
This self-cleaning slender palm with a compact handsome crown doesn't get any bigger than about 9" diameter, but grows fast and tall.  Great choice for along pathways or lining a driveway.
Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana)
This native to Brazil has wispy fronds that soften architectural lines and make a most soothing sound in a breeze.  Great in groups or lining walkways or driveways.  The old leaf bases self-clean, or can be carefully cut off revealing a beautiful smooth trunk.
Toddy Fishtail Palms (Caryota urens)
These stunning palms display a unique bipinnate-leaf.  There are few palm crowns that look as beautiful against a blue sky.  Fishtail Palms can be a pleasing focal point or be planted in groups (There is also a Clumping Fishtail Palm - Caryota mitis).
Blue Hesper Palm (Brahea armata)
The most blue of all palms, this native to Baja California has just recently been cultivated the world over.  Their inflorescence (seed/flower pack) is cream colored and can reach the ground even on mature specimens.  A striking palm.
Sabal Palm/Cabbage Palm
(Sabal palmetto)
This olive green palm is the Florida State palm.  It's a favorite for landscape architects to schedule around pools as the frond-stems are smooth and safe to touch.  The Sabal palm has excellent salt-tolerance.
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