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Brahea armata
Brahea armata

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Brahea

Arecaceae (Palmae)
Palms and cycads

These fan palms from Mexico are somewhat like the more familiar Washingtonias in appearance. Need some summer water in desert regions.

Brahea armata (photo courtesy of Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic)
Brahea armata (photo courtesy of Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic)

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Brahea armata

Plant is hardy to 18°F/–8°C. Grows slowly to 20–40 ft. tall, its top spreading 12–25 ft. Silvery blue, almost white leaves. Conspicuous creamy flowers. Takes heat and wind.

Brahea brandegeei

The plant is hardy to 26°F/–3°C. Slow grower to 40 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide, with slender, flexible trunk. Trunk sheds leaves when old. Leaves are 3 ft. long, light gray-green.

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