Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Plant Review - Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus sp.)

Here in San Diego we are blessed with the most moderate weather in the continental United States.  The high today at my house is expected to reach 71 degrees.  Because of this great climate, we have a tremendous selection of palm trees that will thrive in our gardens.  However, there are parts of San Diego County that do get snow and occasionaly I am asked to design a tropical garden in those areas.  When it comes to palm trees for cold climates, the Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus sp.) is one of the best.

Phil Bergman of Jungle Music Palms and Cycads is one San Diego's leading experts when it comes to palm trees.  He has written a great article about the Windmill Palm.  Here it is;,%20the%20Windmill%20Palm/windmill_palm.html

Here is more information on this great nursery:

Jungle Music Palms, Cycads and Tropical Plants
Nursery Location: 450 Ocean View Ave., Encinitas, CA  92024
Nursery Phone: 619 291 4605
Nursery Hours: Monday - Friday  10am - 3pm
 Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm
 Sunday typically closed
Directions to Nursery:Freeway Close. Take Freeway 5 to Encinitas
(10 minutes south of Oceanside, 30 minutes north of San Diego).
Exit Leucadia Blvd West (toward ocean).
Immediate left on Orpheus Ave, left on Union St,
Right on Ocean View Ave to Nursery, which is at 450 Ocean View Ave
Mailing Address:3233 Brant Street, San Diego, CA 92103

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