Bismarckia nobilis /Bismark Palm

Bismarckia nobilis  / Bismarckia nobilis
Silvery gray fronds
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Silvery gray fronds

Young tree in Central Florida

Trees in planting in Orlando, FL

As container grown specimens

Well established trees in Florida

Beautiful specimen palms growing in Balboa Park in San Diego, California

Large, heavy crowns of silvery-gray fronds

Palms on corner of famous lath structure in Balboa Park, San Diego

A nice planting in Balboa Park in San Diego

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Scientific Name: Bismarckia nobilis
Common Name: Bismark Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This palm has striking silvery-blue foliage when grown in sunlight. There is also a green selection, but the silvery-blue palm makes a strong presence in the landscape. However, expect a very large specimen over time. It will eventually form a single trunk that is somewhat smooth and a crown of very large fronds that can be nearly ten feet across. In warm tropical climates this tree can grow to nearly fifty feet tall. The frond stalk is armed with tiny spines. Cannot tolerate hard freezes.