4636 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK Spring / Summer-2014
Last Updated 4-11-2014
Mail Order Plant Sale--While Quantities Last!
(All plants are shipped bare-root, to U.S addresses only. No shipping to California). If your weather is expected to be below freezing, you need to make a note to ship plants AT YOUR OWN RISK, or delay placing your order until weather is more favorable. Even the hardiest plants can be damaged or killed by a freeze when they have been bare-rooted for shipping. Please don't order plants during the winter if you don't have a greenhouse, sunroom, large south window or some other appropriate place to keep them until conditions are favorable for planting outdoors.
Postage & handling is still only $5.00 for your entire order, no matter how many plants and/or seeds you buy! Plants are shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays only, via USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground for heavier orders. Seeds are mailed First Class.
If you are in central Oklahoma or are planning a visit, be sure to drop by the store. We have all the plants listed below plus many, many more that we don't sell via mail-order, including numerous hardy bamboos, citrus, pond plants and more. Check out some of these on our Local Sales page.
For tips on establishing and growing your plants, check out our Palm Information page.
For help with germinating seeds, go to the Seed Germination page.
Cactus, Agave, Giant Grass, Palms, Citrus, Seeds, Heat Tapes
|Cylindropuntia imbricata var. arborescens Tree Cholla, Walking Stick Cholla, Cane Cholla
Oklahoma's tallest native cactus, reaching at least seven feet . Ours are clones of plants from the Black Mesa area of the panhandle. Completely hardy in (well-drained) zone 6 and probably colder. Beautiful magenta flowers in the spring. Shipped as unrooted cuttings.
6" +/- cutting $5.00
|Cylindropuntia kleinae Candle Cholla, Pencil Cholla
Another Oklahoma Native, much more delicately built than the Tree Cholla (but still very hardy), and even faster growing. Shipped as unrooted cuttings.
4" +/- cutting $4.00
|Opunntia engelmannii var. alta Giant Prickly Pear
A huge prickly pear native to the Gulf Coast, but well suited to our zone 7 climate. It grows several feet tall and forms a woody trunk. (It would probably get even taller here, but the Oklahoma wind seems to knock it back every two or three years). This particular clone has been grown for decades in central Oklahoma and survived the 1980s--'nuff said. Shipped as unrooted cuttings.
|Opunntia engelmannii var. linguiformis Cow-Tongue Cactus
This has been a champion grower for us in Oklahoma City--fast and tall with very little winter damage. Shipped as unrooted cuttings.
12" +/- pad $6.00
|Opuntia polyacantha Grizzly Bear Cactus, Starvation Cactus
Extremely cold-hardy prickly pear (native from Arizona, through the Oklahoma panhandle, all the way to the Arctic Circle--ours were originally from the tip of the
4" +/- pad $6.00
|Spineless Prickly Pear ?Opuntia engelmanni v. lindheimeri ?
The latin name with this one is our best guess, based on photos of other spineless Opuntia varieties. The original plant came from a fruit stand in South-central Texas. The other plants purchased there did not turn out to be hardy, but this one has done well with mid-single digit lows and highs in the teens. It has a very erect growth form and does not "lie down" in the winter. The ones offered currently are well-rooted one-gallon plants with two or more pads.
Single un-rooted pad $7.50
Faxon's Giant Yucca Y. faxoniana
The largest, "meanest" and hardiest of the big "Spanish Dagger" Yuccas that do well in Oklahoma. These are young plants, but still have leaves 2-3 feet in length. They may be trimmed to fit into 4' boxes for more economical shipping. They can grow to nearly 20 feet tall and 6-8 feet across. Our plants are the northern (Texas) variety and are prettier and hardier than the Mexican varieties sometimes sold as Y. torreyi or Y. treculeana.
Faxon's Yucca $125.00
Seeds of Premium Palm Specimens
Sabal minor 'McCurtain'
The only palm native to Oklahoma, it is nearly as hardy as the Needle Palm, but much faster growing. We are shipping one gallon plants with strap leaves.
Sabal minor 'McCurtain' 1 gal. $30.00
Poncirus trifoliata "Flying Dragon" Hardy Orange, Trifoliate Orange
The hardiest of all Citrus/Citrus relatives, primarily grown as a commercial rootstock, it makes an interesting specimen plant or hedge itself. The "Flying Dragon" cultivar has curved thorns. Also a good barrier plant, due to its vicious thorns. Don't try eating the attractive miniature oranges, though. Poncirus seeds will not be sent to California, Texas, Florida or any other Citrus-producing state. We also have the standard, straight-thorned variety. If you prefer it, make a note with your order.
10-count seeds, $2.50
Call or email for availability
Japanese/Chinese Parasol Tree Firmiana simplex
A fast-growing, very tropical-looking deciduous tree that has done well in our zone 7 climate. Seeds germinate easily.
25 seeds $6.00
|Rhapidophyllum hystrix Needle Palm
There are no refunds, but if mine don't germinate" at least 20%. I will replace any seeds ordered with fresh ones next winter (assuming we have a good crop ). Save your invoice or packing list, just in case. Germination is trickier than with Sabal, and percentages will be lower (20-60 %, on average). These are hard-to-find, even from field-collected sources, much less cultivated plants, and are priced accordingly.
|Sabal minor 'McCurtain' We are offering a few surplus seeds of one of the most sought-after ecotypes of Sabal minor. McCurtain County, Oklahoma is the most northwesterly population of any Sabal palm. The native populations have been as low as -11 degrees in recent history and cultivated plants have survived more than 20 degrees below zero. They seem at least as hardy as the legendary northeast Texas plants from nearly 150 miles farther south, and tend to grow faster and larger. Due to the limited supply, there is a limit of 20 seeds per customer. Also, if you have ordered seeds from us before, you know we usually give a generous overcount. You should get a few extra 'McCurtains' with your order, but please don't be upset if you don't get as many extras as with most other seed orders.
Sabal minor 'McCurtain' 10 count seeds $4.00
The seeds offered below are collected from specimens that are the best of the best. They are far above average in hardiness and or size. Also included are hard to find rare ecotypes.
All seeds are pre-cleaned of fruit, with the exception of some of the Needle Palm seeds. Shipping and handling charges in the USA are $5.00 for your entire order, regardless of how many items you have in your cart.
|Premium Palm #2
(zone 7 and warmer only)
A huge Sabal louisiana that was planted outside as a seedling in 1990. This palm has been very robust growing developing a short trunk. This specimen survived the -3*f freeze of 1996 with 40% leaf damage so I do not recomend it in areas colder than zone 7, but if you want a fast growing and trunking Sabal louisiana for zone 7 and warmer this palm is a great choice.
25 seeds - \\$6.00
50 seeds - \\$10.00
Premium Palm #5
(zone 6a in warm microclimate)
To the right is a picture of the native Sabal minor population near zone 7b Warren Arkansas. I have 4 cultivated specimens of this ecotype that produce many seeds every year. This ecotype of Sabal minor is quite hardy and should survive well into zone 6.
25 seeds - \\$6.00
|Premium Palm #6
(zone 6b in a warm microclimate)
This plant was installed in 1992 as a one gallon (along with two others), then they were all moved to a new yard in 1994. It showed little transplant shock and has since grown 2-3 times as fast as the others.
25 seeds $6.00
50 seeds - \\$10.00
Cheap, Uncleaned Sabal louisiana seeds
Heat Tape--Sabal seeds germinate best at about 85 degrees F. These ultra-thin tapes use a flexible element sandwiched between two sheets of Mylar. Place under your seed beds for optimum germination rates. Plugs directly into 110v outlet. Available in 4" and 10" widths.
For custom lengths, call or E-mail for a quote.
| Thermometers--An inexpensive but accurate glass thermometer for measuring the exact soil temperature in your seed beds.
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4636 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73127