Brahea edulis/Guadalupe Palm

Brahea edulis / Brahea edulis
Large, coarse-textured fronds and green fruit
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Large, coarse-textured fronds and green fruit

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Scientific Name: Brahea edulis
Common Name: Guadalupe Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This palm is native only to Guadalupe Island, Stems on fronds have thorns. Reported to be a good choice for xeriscaping because this palm is quite drought tolerant once it is established. Trees hardy to about 20 degrees F. Reported that fruit are edible and resemble dates.