Brahea armata

Mexican Blue Fan Palm, Blue hesper palm 

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Mexico and Baja California

Cold Hardiness: 

Approximately 15, F., frost tolerant.

Trunk type:

Single, smooth unless there are attached leaf bases. Requires some maintenance, old leaf bases are not shed need to be removed.

Leaf type:

Palmate (fan shape), silvery-blue/greenish in color.


Solitary (single trunk).


Likes dry, full sun conditions.

Speed of growth:



25' feet plus.

Soil requirements:

Somewhat dry, sandy soil and good drainage. Despises shade with moisture.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun.

General Description:

Great palm for inland areas.

Other Notes:

Does not transplant well.  Be careful with the roots.  Torn roots cause problems of death on this species.

Further Data:

See Cold Hardy Palms - Palms For Moderately Severe Cold Weather and Why Choose Fan Palms articles.

Palm for sale/Availability:

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