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Brahea armata * Mexican Blue Palm, Blue Hesper Palm

Brahea armata adds a different character to the landscape when mixed with other tropical plants. Gray plants are very popular. Brahea armata is a slow growing palm. It will grow 6" to 1 foot of trunk per year. Salvias, lavenders, artemesias all fit quite well with this beautiful palm tree. I like to contrast the bold foliage texture of Brahea armata with other soft blue-gray plants. Dark reds and browns make a striking contrast. Stalks with creamy white flowers grow in the early Summer.

Brahea armata, Mexican Blue Palm, Blue Hesper Palm

Flowers and foliage of Brahea armata the Mexican Blue Palm or Blue Hesper Palm. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.