Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Laguna Beach Residential Home Owner Chooses Canary Island Palms from Gregory Palm Farms

The owner of a large, 5 acre residential home in Laguna Beach has chosen Gregory Palm Farms to install several large Canary Island Palm Trees along with a variety of other palm trees for their overall landscape design.
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The Canary Island Date Palm is a large majestic palm, with a very solid trunk and long feather leaves with spined petioles. These palms have a single, wide, heavy trunk brown trunk with characteristic leaf diamonds on the trunk.

Add ImageThe Canary Island Palm is quite a popular plant due to its hardiness, attractiveness and speed of growth. It is has low water needs, is tolerant of most well drained soils and can reach heights of 60 feet with a 30 - 50 foot spread on the crown.

Canary Island Palms are very good for adding a Mediterranean feel.

Due to the massive size of the Canary Island Date Palms, large cranes are needed to carefully move the trees into position for installation. Sometimes they have to be craned up slopes, over walls and even over the roof of houses or buildings.

Here are some pictures of this installation.


Canary Island palms in position after installation

If you are planning to install multiple Canary Island palms or other types of palm trees, call us today for a FREE consultation.

One of our Gregory Palm Farms family members will come to your home or project site and help with the complete overall design and recommend the best trees for your installation.

Call (714) 814-8525  to schedule an appointment today!

You can also visit our website for a complete catalog of palm trees along with pictures and descriptions http://gregorypalmfarms.com

Monday, December 27, 2010

King Palms - Enhance Your Home or Business - California Palm Trees

Gregory Palm Farms is a California Palm Tree grower and one of the palms we specialize in is the King Palm.

A King Palm is a widely adaptable palm that adds a stately accent to any landscape. This popular, elegant, and fast-growing palm from southern and eastern Australia has grass green leaves, a slim trunk, and a long, smooth crown-shaft. A King Palm is an easy-to-grow plant that is suitable for cool and temperate to tropical climates, or for indoors if given bright light. The King Palm is also self-cleaning.






We have many sizes of King Palms from single trunk to multi-trunks specimens.

Call us today if you would like to install some King palm trees from Gregory Palm Farms to enhance the beauty and value of your home. (714) 814-8525 or (714) 343-2277
http://gregorypalmfarms.com

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Attractive Mediteranean Fan Palms for Your Yard or Container

The Mediteranean Fan Palm is a clumping palm tree, growing slowly to 20 feet high, trunks 4 to 5 inches in diameter , covered with fibrous dead leaf petioles; triangular, fan-shaped blue-grey to green leaves 36 to 48 inches long and wide with spiny petioles

It is a shrub-like clumping palm, with several stems growing from a single base. The stems grow slowly and often tightly together, eventually reaching 16-20 feet tall with a trunk diameter of 4-5 inches.

It is a fan palm, with the leaves with a long petiole terminating in a rounded fan of 10-20 leaflets; each leaf is up to 3-4 feet long, with the leaflets 1 - 2 feet long. It also has numerous sharp needle-like spines produced on the leaf stems; these protect the stem growing point from browsing animals. The flowers are born in dense, short clusters at the top of the stems; it is usually (but not invariably) dioecious with male and female flowers on separate plants. The fruit is a brown drupe 1/2 - 3/4 inches long.

Mediterranean Fan Palm Characteristics

Stem/Trunk: Attractive trunk with age, fuzzy material between stubs of cut fronds

Exposure: Full to partial sun

Soil: Amended uniform

Water: Regular, deep soaking 2 times per month during growing season

Growth Rate: 5-15 ft, spread (crown) 5-20 ft; very slow growth rate (requires 10-15 years to achieve 8ft)


If you are planning to install multiple palm trees, call us today for a FREE consultation.

One of our Gregory Palm Farms family members will come to your home or office or project site and help with the complete overall design and recommend the best trees for your installation.

Call (714) 814-8525 or (714) 343-2277 to schedule an appointment today!

You can also visit our website for a complete catalog of palm trees along with pictures and descriptions http://gregorypalmfarms.com

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Canary Island Installation at Large Malibu Estate

Gregory Palm Farms was chosen as the contractor of choice to install several large Canary Island Date Palms at a large Malibu Estate.

This job required a large crane to remove the trees from the truck and move them into position.

Gregory Palm Farms has the experience, equipment and expertise to handle jobs large and small.




These particular trees had 11 ft trunk, a spread of over 34 ft and weighed over 28,000 each.

Gregory Palms is has over 30 years of experience and is well-equipped to handle even the largest palm trees as seen in the pictures above. These large Canary Island palm trees were moved from Orange County to the large Malibu Estate.

If you are planning to install multiple Canary Island palms or other types of palm trees, call us today for a FREE consultation.

One of our Gregory Palm Farms family members will come to your home or project site and help with the complete overall design and recommend the best trees for your installation.

Call (714) 814-8525 or (714) 343-2277 to schedule an appointment today!

You can also visit our website for a complete catalog of palm trees along with pictures and descriptions http://gregorypalmfarms.com

Monday, December 13, 2010

Palm Trees for Colder Climates - Northern California, Washington - The Windmill

Windmill Palm- Trachycarpus Fortunei

The Windmill palm makes a great accent which fits well into small areas like courtyards and entries. It is a tough plant and survives in both hot & cold urban landscapes and even thrives in Northern California and Washington climates.

Windmill palm is perfect for containers if care is taken that they are well drained. It is very attractive planted in groves and groupings especially when plants of different heights are staggered in irregular patterns.

Windmill Palm Characteristics

Stem/Trunk:
Single stem that is 8-10" in diameter.Trunks are usually covered with a loose mat of coarse gray or brown fiber.

Exposure: Partial shade is best, also cold hardy

Soil: Well drained soil
Water: Adequate moisture makes for rapid growth and best appearance but it is amazingly drought tolerant

Growth Rate: Moderate - 30'-40' height


We are a family owned business, owner Burl Gregory and Kevin Gregory withRachell Gregory handling sales. From the start, all of our palms have been grown in the rich California dirt for several decades. All of our palms are 100% guaranteed, we stand behind our product in any case. We are fourth generation farmers and know how to raise the best product in the palm tree market.

If you are planning to install multiple palm trees, call us today for a FREE consultation.

One of our Gregory Palm Farms family members will come to your home or office or project site and help with the complete overall design and recommend the best trees for your installation.

Call (714) 814-8525 or (714) 343-2277 to schedule an appointment today!

You can also visit our website for a complete catalog of palm trees along with pictures and descriptions http://gregorypalmfarms.com

If you live or are planning to visit the Pauma Valley area, give us a call and stop by our farm to take a tour and talk to us about our palm trees. (714) 814-8525 0r (760) 975-4605

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Direct from Grower - Canary Island Date Palms


Gregory Palm Farms has a wide variety of Canary Island Date Palms in all shapes and sizes. Whether you are looking for a small or large, mature Canary Island Palms, we have a nice selection that will fit your needs. We just brought in several nice, mature, Canary Island Date Palms to our Orange farm along with a nice selection of field-grown Canaries at our Pauma Valley Farm. These healthy, good-looking palms have been trimmed and are ready to be delivered to your yard or job-site.

We offer also delivery, installation anywhere in Southern California for an nominal fee. These trees will go fast and the quantities are limited, SO ACT FAST!! Call us today to make an appointment to come and pick out the perfect tree for your special landscape project. We also carry a full line of Canary Island Date Palms ranging in size up to 25 ft of trunk.

If you are planning to install multiple Canary Island palms or other types of palm trees, call us today for a FREE consultation. One of our Gregory Palm Farms family members will come to your home or project site and help with the complete overall design and recommend the best trees for your installation. Call (714) 814-8525 or (714) 343-2277 to schedule an appointment today! You can also visit our website for a complete catalog of palm trees along with pictures and descriptions http://gregorypalmfarms.com