A native to Baja California, this fan palm has dramatic, silvery ice blue leaves and grows slowly to 20-30' or more, but is generally seen much smaller in landscapes. The stout trunk is a light gray color. The striking gray fan shaped-leaves can be 4-6' wide, attached on 3' long petioles armed with yellow teeth. In the summer, the spectacular creamy-colored flowers clusters rise up and arch down from the middle of the crown of leaves.
This is a true desert palm species and, once established, can withstand intense heat, drought and considerable frost. Traditionally considered a slow growing palm, the blue hesper palm responds very well to moist (but not wet) soils and fertilization. Unfortunately, it does not tolerate atmospheric humidity well at all, and grows poorly and is short-lived in humid tropical climates like South Florida. For those in South Florida desiring a blue-leaved palm, the latania or bismarkia palms are better choices.
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