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PlantFiles: Blue Rock Coconut Palm
Syagrus glaucescens

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Syagrus (sy-AG-russ) (Info)
Species: glaucescens (glaw-KES-kens) (Info)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob On Jan 3, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is the most peculiar of all the Syagrus as it looks nothing like one. It is a very small, extremely slow growing plant (even in its native Brazil) and very old plants reach maybe 4-5' tall and have hundreds or extremely closely spaced leaf scars. The leaflets are also unique in that they are very short and rounded at the ends, in alternate planes (plumose) and very stiff... looks a lot like a cycad. Here in So Cal I have managed to keep one growing in zone 9b, but really it should be a 10a zone plant or warmer. It lives in very harsh, but not too cold, environment in drier areas of Brazil. A well grown plant is a beautiful, but small, lanscape specimen.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Thousand Oaks, California
Westminster, California

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