Brahea armata, the Mexican Blue Palm originates from Mexico (surprise, surprise!) and is a beautiful, slow growing palm with large blue-grey leaves. It can withstand heavy frosts once established but is best planted in full sun and very well-drained soil. When young, it will benefit from spending the winter in a conservatory or sun room and enjoying the sunshine outside in the spring and summer.
- Position: Full sun and sheltered from cold winds
- Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas drought tolerant once established
- Eventual Size: 3 to 4 metres tall, about 2 metres wide but slow growing
- Habit: Single trunk topped with blue, fan-like leaves
- Foliage: Evergreen
- Common Names: Mexican Blue Palm and Blue Hesper Palm
Brahea palms resent root disturbance so take care when removing from its pot at planting time. Otherwise it is trouble free, requiring only general palm care
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Andrew on 15 Jun 2017
Well packed with no apparent damage. Palms looked nice healthy and well kept. I would definitely use this company again.
J. Spears on 11 May 2016
Bought this from you last year and it is thriving - Thank you very much we love it!