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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 dulcis

Common name: Rock Palm
Native to: Mexico Eastern
Mature height: 12'
Mature spread: 8'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: palmate
Brahea dulcis

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Palm Patch Nursery
Los Altos Hills

Description:

Solitary trunked, but occasionally suckering. Not tolerant of high humidity. Excellent frost and drought tolerance. Variable dark Green to Blue leaves. Tomentum covers petioles and the undersides of the large fan leaves.


Brahea dulcis

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Golden Gate Palms Nursery
Richmond
Brahea dulcis

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Golden Gate Palms Nursery
Richmond
This species in the garden:
Growth rate: veryslow
Sunlight: full sun
Water: moderate but regular
Cold Tolerance: 25 F
Seed or plant availability: rare




 
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