Solana Select Palms has been growing palms for over 20 years.
It began as a small backyard operation in the seaside community
of Cardiff, California in northern San Diego County.
In 1998, owner Jim Riley determined it was not only necessary
to build up the inventory, but to also purchase and lease additional
land to provide a unique, "from soup to nuts" growing
and marketing operation.
This culminated in the purchase of a greenhouse property in
Leucadia, California which has since expanded into our primary
seed propagation center. We are also fortunate to have a long-term
lease for 2.5 acres adjacent to the greenhouses.
This was the perfect scenario in terms of coastal growing
grounds for all species of palms.
The increase in new homes and commercial buildings in
San Diego County led to building our Queen,
Sago, and Canary Palm inventory.
At that point an additional 40 acres of growing grounds was
acquired in Ramona, California to assist with meeting our
ever increasing demand. This warm, inland environment is the
ultimate area for growing these species. It has since allowed
us to not only meet demand, but keep well stocked and readily
available supplies of these incredibly popular palms.
We pride ourselves on our ability to produce quality products
at affordable prices. All our seedlings are overseen at each
developmental stage to monitor exactly what their health needs
are for them to mature into fully developed healthy trees.
From their seed propagation to their debut as a sellable product,
no one knows how to cultivate a high quality palm like Solana
Our company is the product of experience and dedication to
our customers. We can deliver to almost any site in California. You just give us the time and
the place and we will do the rest.
There are a few palm tree nurseries today who propagate seeds
through the growing process until they are mature enough to
be sold. But Solana Select has one distinct advantage that many
other propagation nurseries do not. Our growing grounds are
divided up according to which palms grow in what environments
the best. This not only minimizes their growth time and propagation
cost, but maximizes the quality of the products we sell.
Finally, one of the most common questions we hear from our
new customers is, "How can you stay in operation while
charging such low prices for trees that are normally so expensive?
What's the catch??" There are two very simple answers:
1) After 20 years of operation, 80% of what we grow is propagated
directly from seed in our own greenhouses. In other words we
are almost entirely self-sufficient which dramatically reduces
overhead. Therefore, our savings are reflected in the savings
that we pass on to you.
2) Buying from Solana Select is like buying straight from a
palm tree factory as opposed to buying from a retail store or
nursery where almost ALL of their plants are bought from a third
party. In other words there is no middle man when you buy from
Selection, quality, price, and service
are all factors that make Solana Select the very best value
operation. If you need palms for a client's job or plan on landscaping
your own home or business, Contact Us.