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Trithrinax campestris, Blue Needle Palm, Campestre Palm

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 Trithrinax campestris
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Blue Needle Palm, Campestre Palm
Origin: South America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-likeThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Spines on the trunk are a defense system in habitat and can be eight inches long. Has very stiff leaves which could almost be used as a weapon. Its leaves are quite blue in color and stiff as sheet metal. Surely this palm has the stiffest leaves of any!

That will grow in a wide range of climates, tolerating both desert heat and intense cold.


 Trithrinax campestris, Blue Needle Palm, Campestre Palm

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