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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Brahea armata-Mexican Blue Palm

30' tall by 10' wide, this slow growing palm has bright blue leaves atop a thick columnar trunk. Creamy white flowers are borne on long arching stems and are followed by green fruit. Tolerant of full sun and heat of the low desert.  Difficult to transplant. Leaves can be 3-5' across. One of the most cold hardy but not good in wet spaces. Needs good drainage. Very slow. Native of central Baja. Drought tolerant.

Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003