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Brahea armata (Blue Hesper Palm, Brahea)

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen
Form Spreading arching, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Blue Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly, Tender Exotic
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Brahea armata:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Brahea armata

  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas
  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Brahea armata:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Outstanding large evergreen foliage
  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems
  • Tender exotic plant ideal for a sheltered urban garden in full sun

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Common Missspellings: Brahear, Brarhea, Brahia

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