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Chamaerops humilis 'cerifera' - Blue Mediterranean Fan Palm


Chamaerops humilis 'cerifera' - Blue Mediterranean Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis 'cerifera' - Blue Mediterranean Fan Palm)

This is 1 of 2 newly planted Blue Mediterranean fan palms planted in front of the pool area in Morley Field, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. This palm will eventually grow to around 20 feet/ 6.1 meters tall. Photo taken Feb. 23, 2010.



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Wow.....this is gorgeous!!!

26 Feb, 2010

 

That is stunning Andy...I love the colour.......

26 Feb, 2010

 

I loove the silver ones hope to get a mexican this year if others have made it through winter ....

26 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks for the comments! : > )

Mushybanna:

Do you mean Brahea armata - Mexican blue palm?

Mexican blue palms are going to start blooming soon. The inflorescence is very large and showy. They are a very common and popular palm here. Some look blue and some look very silvery-white...it just depends on the tree.

27 Feb, 2010

 

I love this !

28 Feb, 2010

 

Yes the MBP but it'll have to come in winter there not very hardy are they ....:o)))

28 Feb, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

Actually, they are extremely hardy...from what I've read; down to 18 degrees F./
-8 degrees C. but...and it's a big but...they are very susceptible to rot and fungal diseases in cold and wet conditions. They are native to areas not too far south of San Diego, CA below the U.S./Mexican border and all of Baja California, Mx...where it's desert.

28 Feb, 2010



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