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New guy here.

Do any of my fellow central Floridians have any suggestions for good palm tree nurseries in and around Orlando? Somewhere with a solid selection and perhaps some rare or z10 palms. 

Lukas Nursery is nice, albeit a bit overpriced. Apparently MB Palms is the go-to? 

(Selfishly, the primary reason I ask... I’m looking for decent sized A. Cunninghamiana, B. Alfredi, and A. Engleri) BUT, I’m always keeping an eye out for new places to waste an afternoon and a few bucks. 

Thanks in advance. 

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donalt

Palm Gardens Nursery 4761 Judge Road Orlando. As you drive in the front entrance , you will see mature royal , foxtail, adonidia and other palms. Towards the back of the property, there is a large selection of palms, mango trees, and other tropical plants.

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Yeah, Lucas has a bit of a selection of tropical and/or less common palms but they are overpriced and in a couple cases, not for sale.  With that greenhouse in the back toward the middle of the nursery, they could certainly offer a bit more of the way of smaller sized unusual palms.  That said, they do have a bunch of interesting misc. tropicals in that area and I always enjoy my visits to Lucas.

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Merlyn2220

Lukas is usually too expensive for me, by about a factor of 2.  For common and some unusual palms I go to Green's Nursery in Apopka.  They carry a lot of stuff at close to wholesale pricing.  MB is the only place in town (that I know of) with rare palms. He's wholesale only but will sell (cash only) if you know exactly what you want. He's not interested in 'lookie-lous' but is okay with palm enthusiasts looking to buy a few items.  You can also go to the Leu Gardens sale and pick up items there. I'm not sure when the next sale day is.

Another spot that had a few nice palms (and a B. alfredii when I was there) is either Brentwood Nursery near the airport on Narcoossee.  I don't recall the price, but they had 2 in the South side among the semi-planted stuff.

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kinzyjr

The Spring Plant Sale at Leu is usually in March.  Last year's was March 9th and 10th; the second weekend in March.  You can usually find the sale on the Upcoming Events section of the website: https://www.leugardens.org/category/events/

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