California fan palm (Washingtonia filifera) Height: 25-35'. Slower growing than the Mexican fan palm with a fatter truck. Palmate shaped frond with filament along edge. When young, filifera and robusta look quite similar. Grows less than 1 per year. Moderate water usage. Hardy to 18 degrees
Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis) Height: 25+'. Feather shaped fronds. Fat trunk about 2to2 1/2 , that with age and proper pruning resembles a pineapple. Bears no edible date fruit that its relative phoenix dactilifera (true date palm) does. Slow growing. Low to moderate water usage. Serious thorns on fronds. In its mature form it is a graceful and elegant palm. It has greener fronds than its true date relatives.
Guadalupe palm (Brahea edulis) Height: 20'. Palmate shaped fronds. Hardy to 18 degrees. Very large fronds. Low to Moderate water usage. Less showy flowers than B. armata.
Mediterranean fan palm (Chamerops humilus) Height: 12-15'. Multi-trunked. Moderate water usage. Slow growing. Very clean. The scale of this palm suites backyards and pool areas. Hardy to 12 degrees.
Mexican blue palm (Brahea armata) Height: 20'. Palmate shaped fronds. Low water use. Spectacular flower. Slow growing.
Mexican fan palm (Washingtonia robusta) Height: 25-35'. Eventually a tall palm with thin trunk. Its eventual height lends itself to large scale landscapes. It is relatively fast growing for a palm, 18" to 2' per year. Moderate water usage. Palmate shaped fronds. Hardy to 18 degrees.
Morocan silver palm (Chamerop humilis) Height: 6-8'. Multi-trunk palm. A new variety of chamerops humilis that we are growing that has a more compact growing habit than humilis. It has a very compact growing habit that would lend itself to tight spaces. Palmate frond. Low to moderate water usage.
Pigmy date palm (Phoenix roebelini) Height: 25'. A plant for special situations. It is hardy to approximately 25 degrees. Should be grown in a shady location, protected from frosts. It has a multi-trunked growth habit. It is slow growing, in a large pot to 6'or 8'. In the ground to about the same size. Feather shaped fronds, deep green, lush tropical look.
Pindo palm (Butia capitata) Height: 15'. Hardy to 15 degrees. Low to moderate water use. Feather shaped fronds that are more grey than green. Great accent plant. Slow growing, about 6-10" a year. Fronds have a deeply curved aspect to them. A good plant that should be planted more. Very clean, good around pools.
Sago palm (Cycas revolta) Height: 7-8'. Very slow growing, 3-5" per year. Feather shaped fronds. Deep green. Prefers some shade, but can be acclimated to the full sun after one or two growing seasons.
True date palm (Phoenix dactilifera) Height: 25'. Feather shaped fronds. Thinner trunk trunk than Phoenix Canariensis (approximately 16"). Hardy to 18 degrees. Low to moderate water use. The fronds of dactilifera are grey The production of date fruit requires a male and female plant for pollinization, do not attempt this at home.
Windmill palm (Tracheocarpus fortunii) Height: 15'. Single trunked. Slow growing. Moderate water usage. Very clean. Good around pools. Palmate shaped fronds.