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Brahea armata, Erythea armata, Erythea glauca, Erythea roezlii, Blu Fan Palm, Blue Hesper Palm

Brahea armata, Erythea armata, Erythea glauca, Erythea roezlii

Blu Fan Palm, Blue Hesper Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: California, Mexico
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The famous hardy blue palm. Stiff, fan shaped leaves of a stunning pale blue color. Conservatory, or sunny spot in the garden. Rather slow growing, this palm can take quite heavy frosts when mature. However, we recommend that it be given some protection when young. Well drained soil, plenty of water in summer, rather drier in winter, when it can stand -14F or so when larger. It is much happier, and faster growing when planted in the ground. To around 10 feet. Brahea armata likes quite alkaline conditions and may grow faster if lime is added to the soil.





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