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Brahea armata
Brahea armata

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Zones 10, 12-17, 19-29, H1
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Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal

Brahea armata

Mexican Blue Palm
Arecaceae (Palmae)
Palms and cycads

BRAHEA

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.

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