Bismarckia nobilis
Bismark palm

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Description

   

Locality:

Madagascar Island (South of Africa)

Cold Hardiness: 

Tolerates frost, approximately 22-24 degrees F when large.

Trunk type:

Clean, woody and stout.

Leaf type:

Large, palmate (fan shaped), prominently light silver-blue color.

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitary (single trunk)

Maintenance:

Easy (if given the right growing environment).

Speed of growth:

Medium

Height:

In the wild have been known reach up to 100'+ feet; domestic palms grows shorter, approximately 25'+ feet. 

Soil requirements:

Sandy, well-draining. Can tolerate drought.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun, despises shade.

General Description:

A gorgeous, fairly new introduction. one of the best Madagascar species.  Stately palm that needs some room.  Known for its beautiful silver color

Other Notes:

Loves arid heat.  Doesn't transplant well in California.  Be careful with the roots.

Further Data:

See Cold Hardy Palms (Page 3); Palms For Very Cold Weather With Definite Freezes, Why Choose Fan Palms and Madagascar Palms.

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