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Brahea:
Brahea aculeata
Brahea armata
Brahea armata var. Clara
Brahea armata X aculeata
Brahea berlandieri
Brahea berlandieri -Tilaco
Brahea brandegeei
Brahea decumbens
Brahea dulcis
Brahea edulis
Brahea elegans
Brahea moorei
Brahea nitida
Brahea pimo

Brahea berlandieri -Tilaco

Common name: Silver Rock Palm
Native to: Mexico Northeastern
Mature height: 15'
Mature spread: 4' to 6'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: palmate
Brahea berlandieri -Tilaco

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Dennis Valdez Garden
Hercules

Description:

Inhabits the rocky slopes and limestone cliffs of northeastern Mexico. Variable in appearance with a stocky trunk which can sometimes be found to be clustering. Compact canopy with stiff, bright green to bluish leaves. It can handle drought and heavy frost. Plant in full sun with excellent drainage which is especially necessary for the rainy season in Northern California.


This species in the garden:
Growth rate: slow
Sunlight: full sun
Water: moderate
Cold Tolerance: 22 F
Seed or plant availability: very rare




 
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