At Sea Crest Nursery we often get the question, "How many trees do you have?"

Our best guess is around 10,000 trees, and while we think that is pretty close, we honestly don't know! Our founder, Jack Stevenson, has such a passion for palm trees that we have always just filled in any hole with new trees, pushing our 17 acre property to hold the most trees it can possibly fit. You can literally see our forest of palm trees from space.

A forest of 10,000 palm trees in Santa Barbara

Jack has decided to retire.

After over 40 years in the wholesale palm tree business, at the age of 90, Jack has decided to partially retire. This fact alone speaks volumes about a man who is a living legend in the world of palm tree cultivation. May we all be blessed with work we love so much! Now our leadership will pass to Jack's daughter, Cristi, who has been our VP of Sales and Marketing for many years now.

At the age of 90, Jack Stevenson is partially retiring.
Our VP of Sales and Marketing, Jack's daughter Cristi Walden is continuing the family business.

We are reducing our prices on a number of products.

In recent years we have been hearing from clients that we have a reputation for having high prices, a statement that is usually followed by "but you have the most beautiful trees available in the market." While there is a cost to keeping our trees looking so beautiful, we also want to reduce our inventory. Our goal is to provide you with the most beautiful trees in the industry at a competitive price, so we are happy to announce that we are lowering our prices on most of our products.

We have heard you and we are making changes.

We value the relationships we have built with our customers, and the trust and loyalty we have built up over the years. It has been a joy and an honor to work with some of the best landscape architects, designers, contractors, developers in the world. We look forward to continuing our work with you all in the future!

Here is a list of some of our bestselling trees that we will be offering at lower prices:

Butia capitata, Butia odorata — Jelly Palm

Butia capitata, with thick trunks, silver pinnate foliage, and edible fruits.

Caryota gigus — Black Trunk Fish Tail Palm

Caryota gigus has some of the largest leaves of any palm tree, up to 30ft long and 20ft wide.

Chamaerops humilis — Mediterranean Fan Palm

The Mediterranean Fan Palm grows in clumps and makes for a wonderful screening element in your landscape.

Howea forsteriana — Kentia Palm

The Kentia Palm is adored for it's tropical foliage, and it maintains it's green trunk when grown in shade.

Syagrus romanzoffiana — Queen Palm

The Queen Palm is often chosen for its tolerance to drought and cold.

Tell your friends it's a new day at Sea Crest Nursery!


The Sea Crest Nursery Team

Jack, Charnee, Cristi, Israel, Jose, Alejandro, & Al