Bismarckia nobilis. Figure 1. Young Bismarck Palm. Bismarck Palm. 1. Edward F. Gilman and Dennis G. Watson2. INTRODUCTION. Lending a tropical flair to. Description: Bismarckia nobilis is a stunning, large palm widely cultivated in the tropics for its beautiful silver-blue foliage although a green leaf variety exists. Scientific Name: Bismarckia nobilis Hildebr. & Synonym(s). Medemia nobilis (Hildebr. & ) Gall. Assessment Information [top]. Red List.

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When separating new seedlings, be quit gentle with the roots and do not break any roots. Few people are aware of just how large this palm can get, and one often sees it planted in places where its going to cause real problems later on. Mature fruits formed are dark brown to black in color and round. Inflorescences can be over 1 m long with thick, catkin-like branches.

They are approximately 1. Trunk emptied and flattened for use as planks or in partition walling; leaves used for roofing and basketry; pith serves as a slightly bitter sago. There also seems to be less cold tolerance with the green form, a fact that is surprising. Photo by Troy Donovan Galveston, Texas. In their natural habitat they can reach above 25 meters in height but usually get no taller than 12 m in cultivation.


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Solitary, upright stems to 20 m tall and up to cm in diameter, bulging at the base of the stem, covered with remnants bisamrckia old leaf bases in young palms, then with irregular leaf scar rings and vertical fissures on a gray background in older ones. Domestic planting of Bismarcks i n Madagascar along a driveway.

Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Of note, there are both green and blue forms of this species described below.

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Back to Arecaceae index. Not to forget the taxonomists, the blossoms are totally different. So, be ever so careful with the roots of this species.

It grows at a medium speed and looks best if given some room. Because of the popularity of the silver blue form, few green Bismarckia are seen in landscapes.

The silver form makes newbies to palms scream. Outside Madagascar a prized ornamental for bismarckua drier sub- tropics. As much of this land has been cleared with fire for agricultural use, Bismarckiasalong with other fire-resistant trees like Ravenala madagascariensis and Uapaca bojeriare the most conspicuous components of this arid region.

Bismarckia nobilis somewhat asymmetrical adaxial hastula. It is stately and magnificent in its appearance. Crown size could be said to be similar, but Bismarckia has larger leaves.

Therefore, little supplemental water is needed during the winter. This Brahea armata has very nice color but note how the leaves are smaller than those of Bismarckia nobilis. Frequency in gardens Frequency of this species in the gardens of south-west Europe. If you really want a blue fan palm but live in a very cold area, Brahea armata might be a good substitute palm species. In their natural habitat they can reach above 25 meters in height but usually get no taller than 12 m in cultivation.


Less than 15 m. It is based on the Avatar movie. Special thanks to Palmweb. And, many died about two weeks after arrival. It needs time to recover if it is transplanted from the earth, so, for this reason, specimens which have taken root well within a pot are to be recommended when planting out.

In areas where summer rain is prevalent, it seems to put on rapid growth with this ample water. The leaves are induplicate and costapalmate, producing a wedge-shaped hastula where the blade and petiole meet. A shade screen patio will provide an excellent environment for young specimens which can eventually be planted in a sunny location.