Queen Palm - Syagrus romanzoffiana - California Palm Nursery Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) - A palm with graceful arching fronds with a smooth trunk to 25', edible orange fruits. Majestic and fast-growing, its straight, erect trunk is topped with a narrow crown of 10 to 15-foot-long fronds that arch like an ostrich feather for a fluffy, graceful silky green elegance. Used extensively by tropical landscapers as an attractive, durable palm. Very hardy and is drought tolerant requiring little water. Adds a special touch to any tropical or jungle landscape, also good in office and commercial settings. This species is one of the most commonly used species of palm trees. They respond to good nutrition, soil and lots of water. They are also reasonably cold hardy. The tallest Queens seen are about sixty feet from the ground to the top of the crown.Care / Wiki
    
     
King Palm - Archontophoenix cunninghamiana - California Palm Nursery King Palm (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana) - Its glossy bright green crown, deep green fronds and majestic trunk is why it has long been the pinnacle of any tropical or jungle landscape. The King Palm is the most stately and beautiful palm available for the Southern California climate. They are very hardy, drought tolerant requiring little water, low maintenance and is a quick growing palm. It loves rich soil, lots of nutrition, and ample water. You can get a 15g plant up to 25 feet in about 10 years or a bit longer. If given partial sun, they seem to stretch (out of competition for sun) and grow a bit faster. They definitely are a good canopy-forming tree. Eventually maximum height is about 50 feet.
Zone: USDA: 9b-12
Frost Tolerance: 28°F (-2°C) when mature, young plants are more cold sensitive
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Origin: Australia
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Pigmy Date Palm - California Palm Nursery Pigmy Date Palm (Phoenix roebelinii) - This tropical date palm is usually found in sets of three’s or two’s, and is a very easy to take care of palm tree, requiring small amounts of watering and fertilizer. It has graceful leaves and normally grows to a maximum height of 10 feet tall. The Pigmy Date Palm has been a favorite for indoor potting for decades as well as a staple for outdoor landscaping. Looks great in doors or out, residential, commercial, office or retail.
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Fishtail Palm - Caryota urens - California Palm Nusery Mountain Fishtail Palm (Caryota urens)(India form) Adorned with sharp green "fish tail" shape leaves and long sloping fronds can be a profound addition to any landscape. Has become especially popular Southern California and Florida for its hardiness and appeal. Requires light watering and fertilizing. Grows to 50' and has a lime green and gray smooth trunk that adds to this palms appealing looks.
Zone: sunset: 23-25 USDA: 10b-12
Frost Tolerance: 26°F (-3°C) when mature, young plants are more cold sensitive
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
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Giant Mountain Fishtail Palm - Caryota abtusa - California Palm Nursery Giant Mountain Fishtail Palm(Caryota obtusa)
(India form) - Like Caryota urens only bigger! If you have the room or need for big canopy or shade... this is the palm for you!
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sunset: 23-25 USDA: 10b-12
Frost Tolerance: 26°F (-3°C) when mature, young plants are more cold sensitive
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Origin: India
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King Kong Palm - Caryota gigas

King Kong Thai Giant (Caryota gigas)(Thai form) aka King Kong Palm or Black Trunk Palm - This is the largest of all the "fishtail palms". It is one of the best tropical shade and canopy palms of all. Like its cousins, King Kong has huge dark green fronds loaded with "fishtail" shaped leaves. Regular watering and light fertilizer.
Zone:
sunset: 23-25 USDA: 10b-12
Frost Tolerance: 29°F (-2°C) when mature, young plants are more cold sensitive
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Origin: Thailand
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Silver Bismarck Palm - Bismarckia nobilis - California Palm Nursery Silver Bismarck Palm (Bismarckia nobilis) - Stunning silver / blue color fan palm fronds that can reach 10' in diameter. This is considered a treasure amongst jungle and tropical enthusiasts. Is very hardy and loves lots of sun. Mature,they provide huge canopies and shade. Regular watering and light fertilizing.
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USDA: 10-11
Frost Tolerance: 'Silver Select' variety resists down to 26°F (-3°C).
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Madagascar
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Triangle Palm - Dypsis decaryi - California Palm Nursery Triangle Palm (Dypsis decaryi) - Renowned for its distinctive 3 sides crown and triangle frond pattern. This is a true head turner. If you are out to impress with your landscape, then the Triangle Palm is a must have. Very hardy and easy to care for.
Zone: USDA: 9b-11
Frost Tolerance: to 28°F (-2°C).
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Madagascar

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Chinese Windmill Palm - Trachycarpus fortunei (Chamaerops excelsa) - California Palm Nursery Chinese Windmill Palms (Trachycarpus fortunei) - One of the most cold hardy palms available and is drought tolerant requiring little water. The erect, single trunk of Windmill Palm is covered with dense, brown, hairlike fibers on a shiny brown and green background. The fan on the fronds unlike most fan type palms is split and not webbed giving it a unique majestic look. Height and spread can be controlled by the size of its container and planted in the ground can reach heights of 9 to 12 feet with a Spread of 6 to 10 feet. Beautiful bright green on silky green fronds that appear to erupt from the trunk, makes for the perfect addition to any tropical or jungle landscape. Also great for office, shopping and commercial environments.
Zone: USDA: 9b-11
Frost Tolerance: to 20 °F (-1°C).
Sun Exposure: Full sun or partial shade
Origin: China
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Dwarf Chusan Palm - Trachycarpus wagnerianus - California Palm Nursery Dwarf Chusan Palm (Trachycarpus wagnerianus) - This fan palm is similar in appearance to the Windmill Palm, but its overall appearance is more dainty and many think it the best Trachycarpus for general cultivation. Trachycarpus wagnerianus has small (2 feet wide), stiff, deeply-cut dark green leaves that are rounded in outline and held on shorter petioles than T. fortunei, which gives the plant an overall more compact look. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil. It is very hardy, tolerating temperatures to 1°F, and is tolerant of more wind and coastal conditions than T. fortunei. Makes for a very distinctive specimen in any setting!
Zone: USDA: 9b-11
Frost Tolerance: to 20 °F (-1°C).
Sun Exposure: Full sun or partial shade
Origin: Japan
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European Fan Palm - Chamaerops humilis - California Palm Nursery European Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis) (aka Meditteranean Fan Palm) - Bright green fans with short, thin reddish brown trunks make this one of the most desirable palms available. Well known for its ability to produce new sprouts (suckering) forming clups of trunks for a very tropical - jungle look. Very cold hardy and drought tolerant requiring little water. These plants can thrive on conditions of neglect and naturalize readily. They also make excellent tub, planter and container specimens. Height and spread can be controlled by the size of its container and grooming. Contrast nicely in any landscape and also good in office and commercial settings.
Zone: USDA: 9 - 11
Frost Tolerance: to 40 °F (5 °C).
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Mediterranean
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Giant White Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia nicolai - California Palm Nursery Giant White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai) - These are evergreen banana-like plants, related to the well-known crane flower. Grows up to 30 feet tall in the wild. As a young plant the long, paddle-shaped leaves on heavy stalks make a handsome green specimen. If big enough to flower, the inflorescence is almost woody with blue and white flowers produced in succession from a heavy boat-shaped spathe. Impressive addition to any landscape and also good for commercial and office situtations. This plant is often mistaken for being a Travellers Palm.
Zone: USDA: 10-11
Frost Tolerance: to 45 °F (7 °C).
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: South Africa
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Tropical/Orange Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia reginae - California Palm Nursery Tropical/Orange Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
This must be one of the best known plants in the world, so why not try one in your garden! It is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial with long stalked, tough, leathery, blue-green leaves that grows up to 5'. The large beak-like flowers have three brilliant orange sepals and three vivid purple-blue petals in boat-shaped red-edged bracts from winter to spring. For the rest of the year it is a glorious and very tropical looking foliage plant. Noted for its hardiness and easy care.
Zone: USDA: 9, 10 & 11
Frost Tolerance: to 40 °F (5 °C).
Sun Exposure: Full sun or partial shade
Origin: South Africa
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Travellers Palm Ravenala madagascariensis - California Palm Nursery Travellers Palm (Ravenala madagascariensis) - Breath Taking! It has been given the name "Traveller's Palm" because the sheaths of the stems hold rainwater, which can be used as an emergency drinking supply. The enormous paddle-shaped leaves are borne on long petioles, in a distinctive fan shape aligned in a single plane. It produces large white flowers that are structurally similar to those of its relatives, the bird-of-paradise flowers. In tropical and subtropical regions, the plant is widely cultivated for its distinctive habit and foliage. These do require a bit of knowledge and a little extra care, but well worth it!
Zone: USDA: 9, 10
Frost Tolerance: to 40 °F (5 °C).
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Madagascar
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Sago Palm - Cycas revoluta - California Palm Nursery Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) Nothing says tropical like the Sago Palm. Absolutely one of the most desired plants for tropical and jungle landscapes. Also known as King Sago Palm, it actually is not a palm but is a cycad. Slow growing, drought tolerant and easy to care for with little fertilizer requirements. Glossy dark green pinnate fronds taper into a feather shape that are usually 3' - 5' in length coming from the top of the trunk to produce a brilliant fountain shape.
Zone: USDA: 9 - 11
Frost Tolerance: to 28 °F (3 °C).
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Japan
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Painted Bamboo - Golden Hawaiian Bamboo - Bambusa vulgaris Virrata - California Palm Nursery Painted Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata) (aka Golden Hawaiian Bamboo) - Spectacular Appearence! A timber bamboo that has boldly beautiful lemon yellow culms with exquisite green stripes and dark green leaves. It has large tender non-running clumping bamboo with a maximum height of 50 feet under optimum conditions. Large arching golden yellow culms have green vertical stripes that look like drip marks. Branches are often striped as well. Culms are hardy.
Zone: USDA: 9, 10
Frost Tolerance: to 40 °F (5 °C).
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Pacific Islands/Indonesia
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Dragon Tree - Dracaena draco - California Palm Nursery Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco) - A palmlike member of the agave family, related to Spanish bayonet (Yucca aloifolia), or century plant (Agave americana). The overall shape is that of an umbrella with a thick, swollen trunk and many stout, upright branches each terminating with a rosette of stiff, sword shaped leaves about 2 ft (60cm) long. Mature plants produce terminal clusters of greenish flowers, followed by round reddish orange fruits. In cultivation dragon tree barely gets 20-30 ft (6-9m) tall, but in its native habitat 50 ft (15m) tall specimens are not uncommon.
Zone: USDA: 9 - 11
Frost Tolerance: to 30 °F (3 °C).
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Canary Islands
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