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Blue Hesper Palm

Brahea armata

Striking blue fan shaped leaves make a bold statement in the landscape. Creamy white blooms form in summer on long inflorescence which hang down from the leaves. Native to Baja California, this palm is slow growing and tolerant of rocky soils and desert heat. Maintains its unique blue coloring best in full sun. Evergreen.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical PronunciationBRAH-yuh armata
Average Size at Maturity15 - 20 ft. tall and 6 - 8 ft. wide. Can reach up to 40 ft. tall with age.
Bloom TimeCreamy white flowers in summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleMediterranean
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseSpecimen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Requires well drained soil. Avoid cutting or tearing roots during transplant. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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