Atlas Mountain Palm
Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera
Pronunciation: kam-AY-rops HEW-mil-is
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; forms clumps 8 to 12 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Poolside, Privacy Screen|
|Companion Plants||Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Canna (Canna); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Jatropha (Jatropha); Plumbago (Plumbago)|
|Care||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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.