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)

Category:

Palms

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Thousand Oaks, California

Westminster, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.