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Bismarckia nobilis

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PALMERA Bismarckia nobilis (PALMAE)

Medemia nobilis
Palmera de Bismarck
Origen Madagascar
Full sun Medium water
Pinnate leaf Grey blue
Flor Cream
Baya o Fruta Brown
Alt.Max. 20/25 m
Anch.Max. 8/10 m
Zona ZONA 9
Palm with large fronds, fan-shaped, divided into rigid, sharp ribbons. Silver blue in colour and covered with a thin, waxy platina wich is whitey blue. It grows from solitary trunks, gray to tan in color, which show ringed indentations from old leaf bases. Trunks are 30 to 45 cm in diameter, slightly bulging at the base, and free of leaf bases in all but its youngest parts. In their natural habitat they can reach above 25 meters in height but usually get no taller than 12 m in cultivation. The nearly rounded leaves are enormous in maturity, over 3 m wide, and are divided to a third its length into 20 or more stiff, once-folded segments, themselves split on the ends. The leaves are induplicate and costapalmate, producing a wedge-shaped hastula where the blade and petiole meet. Petioles are slightly armed, and are covered in a white wax as well as cinnamon-colored caducous scales; the nearly-spherical leaf crown is 7.5 m wide and 6 m tall. Most cultivated Bismarckias feature silver-blue foliage although a green leaf variety exists. These palms are dioecious and produce pendent, interfoliar inflorescences of small brown flowers.
Diam Ltr Perim Trunk height Total Height Others
PALMERA T25 10 50/60
PALMERA C30 18 60/80
PALMERA C35 25 100/125
PALMERA C45 45 125/150
PALMERA C55 65 200/250
PALMERA C60 80 30/40T
PALMERA C65 110 40/50T
PALMERA C65 110 50/60T
PALMERA C70 130 60/70T
PALMERA C70 130 70/80T
PALMERA C80 240 80/100T