Hesper Palm

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Hesper Palm

Brahea armata
Blue Hesper Palm, Mexican Blue Palm
25

40 feet
6

8 feet
Northwestern Mexico, Baja California and Sonora
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Full sun. Mexican blue palm is a true desert palm that tolerates heat, cold and alkaline soil, as long as drainage is sufficient. Leaves are silvery-blue. Flowering stalks may reach 15′ and extend beyond the crown. Transplant shock at the time of planting can cause long-lasting damage from which this slow-growing palm may never recover; some growers recommend simply planting the pot in order to avoid it.

Maintenance

Shag-like skirts of dead leaves can be left to form a skirt, or they may be removed. The petioles bear sharp points, so handle leaves carefully.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Palm
Size:
25-40' H, 6-8' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Cream
Bloom Time:
June, July, August
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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