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Brahea armata

Mexican Blue Palm

Palm

Comments

A majestic palm that is native to Baja California, Mexico; attractive appearance especially when young; persistent leaves should be trimmed away; it can survive mild freezing temps; a wonderful addition to the tropical landscape

Description

A majestic palm that is native to Baja California, Mexico; attractive appearance especially when young; persistent leaves should be trimmed away; it can survive mild freezing temps; a wonderful addition to the tropical landscape

Landscape Attributes

Mexican Blue Palm is an open evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a towering form, with a high canopy of foliage concentrated at the top of the plant. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mexican Blue Palm is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Shade;Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Mexican Blue Palm will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 150 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

8b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

50 feet

20 feet

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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