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Bismarckia nobilis in Hayward.


By Stan510

Bismarckia nobilis in Hayward. (Bismarckia nobilis (Bismarck Fan Palm))

This is a palm guy. He had quite a few and some zone challenging plants crowded onto his lot.

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Looks like it is doing well there. Is it in a protected microclimate area?

9 Jan, 2016


Not especially Klahanie. Banana's were singed by our Dec 28th frost here too.
They do well in all the cities close to the bay- but not too close to the Golden Gates fog.
They are also a delicacy for gophers and will not take any root disturbance. Transplanting is a nogo!
He's lucky not to be close to the greenbelt...those gophers are never able to make it.

10 Jan, 2016



10 Jan, 2016


Very impressive Bismarckia for Hayward. I knew they would grow there, though. Bismarckia nobilis is a pretty tough palm.

I foresee many more growing in the East Bay to the South Bay areas. I think I told you I wanted to try one in Fremont when I lived there; however, at the time small trees were a fortune! Now, they so inexpensive for relatively large plants. I guess it's because they're a lot more common. Many nurseries in Northern San Diego County grow them by the thousands, now. I'm think it's because of their beauty and extreme drought tolerance.

12 Jan, 2016

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