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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 nitida

Common name: Oaxaca Palm
Native to: Mexico
Mature height: 30'
Mature spread: 8'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: palmate
Brahea nitida

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Palm Patch Nursery
Los Altos

Description:

This is the only Brahea that has no armor on the petiole. The leaf is a bright shiny green on the upper surface with a chalky white bloom on the underside.


Brahea nitida

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

photo by: Dennis Valdez
David Sylvia and Eric Christensen Garden
Los Altos
Brahea nitida

photo by: Dennis Valdez
David Sylvia and Eric Christensen Garden
This species in the garden:
Growth rate: slow
Sunlight: gradual
Water: moderate but regular
Cold Tolerance: 18 F
Seed or plant availability: limited




 
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