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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 aculeata

Common name: Sinaloa Hesper Palm
Native to: Mexico
Mature height: 15'
Mature spread: 8'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: palmate
Brahea aculeata

photo by: Dennis Valdez
David Sylvia and Eric Christensen Garden
San Jose

Description:

Sinaloa Hesper Palm is a nice small to a medium sized solitary fan palm with a rough trunk to 15 feet tall, an open crown of relatively large, up to 3 feet across, light gray-green leaves, lightly armed petioles, and a long branched inflorescence which extends past the leaves. The armor is present, although not too prominent. Tolerates hot sun and windy conditions and retains thatch.  Low water requirements.  It is a vulnerable species which is threatened by habitat loss.


Brahea aculeata

photo by: Jack Tomsky
Jack Tomsky Garden
Palo Alto
This species in the garden:
Growth rate: moderate
Sunlight: full sun
Water: regular
Cold Tolerance: 20 F
Seed or plant availability: rare




 
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