Furry Hesper Palm

Brahea pimo

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brahea (BRAH-yuh) (Info)
Species: pimo

Category:

Palms

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

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)

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Los Angeles, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 30, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a rare dwarf Brahea from Mexico that has characteristic red fuzzy petioles (and underneath leaf, too) and sometimes some bluish in the leaves. I have only seen a few of these around and none taller than myself. Has nice, nearly completely circular partially divided fan leaves. It is a very slow growing palm, and makes a great landscape specimen, if you can find one. Some consider Brahea salvadorensis to be a variant of this as it also has fuzzy leaves on the underside. However, that palm is somewhat larger, and there is debate on it's actually being a Brahea dulcis variety.

Extremely rare palm in cultivation… very hard to find one of these for sale.

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