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Atlas Mountain Palm

Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera

SKU
09271
Attractive, versatile palm with distinctly silver-blue foliage! Large fronds make a bold statement in the landscape. Robust and adaptable to extremes in both temperature and soil moisture. Clump forming. Creamy yellow blooms hang from long inflorescence in summer. Silver-blue coloration increases with age and is at its best in full sun. Evergreen.
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8-11

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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationkam-AY-rops HEW-mil-is
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; forms clumps 8 to 12 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Landscape UseBarrier, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureTolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Heat Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Canna (Canna); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Jatropha (Jatropha); Plumbago (Plumbago)

Provide average to lean, sandy or rocky, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; prefers regular moisture, but tolerates periodic drought, particularly in coastal regions. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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