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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Bismarckia nobilis is a single trunk fan palm. Bismarckia, 20g container at Nursery. Its very neat appearance and stature makes it perfect near highways and used to accent residential landscapes. Bismarck palms will suffer from cold damage but they quickly recover.

Scientific name Bismarckia nobilis Hildebr. Photo by Troy Donovan Galveston, Texas. Full sun is the best location for this palm. 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.

The petiole length is 6 to 8 feet on mature specimens. Gismarckia, little supplemental water is needed during the winter. In their natural habitat they can reach above 25 meters in height but usually get no taller than 12 m in cultivation. This causes such stems to be intensely blue. This genus is dioeciousseparate male, and female trees. In California along the coast, full sun is preferable.


Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms

Minimum temperature Minimum temperature at which an adult plant can survive the winter. The root system of this species is very sensitive and good sized specimen is extremely difficult to successfully dig and transplant to another location.

A biamarckia 5g Bismarckia at Nursery. Note how this area is arid and dry. There also seems to be less cold tolerance with the green form, a fact that is surprising. It is relatively an easy to grow palm that enjoys sun, heat and dry conditions, it likes sandy soil, but is adaptable to different soil type.

Resistence to wind Depending on the species palms may suffer damage due to persistent or strong winds.

Bismarckia nobilis | Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms

This is, of course, up to the eye of the beholder, but seems to be a common viewpoint. An older male blossom, Bismarck Palm. Found only in Madagascar, an island well known for its rich diversity of unique taxa, Bismarckia is one genus among a biismarckia palm flora some palms of which are bismzrckia in Madagascar.

It tolerates cold temperatures into the low 20’s F. Of note, there are both green and blue forms of this species described below. Less than 3 m. Bismarckia nobilis is similar to another genus, Medemiabut the two are felt presently to be two distinct genera.

To form fertile seeds, female flowers must be pollinated by pollen from a male plant. Retrieved from ” https: 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 bismardkia components of this arid region. Bismarckia Nobilis 15 yrs old from 5 gln, Palm Springs, Ca. In inland areas it can be grown in half day sun. It is best to grow this palm in a well draining soil, but palms grown in dense clay soils bismarkia to do pretty well.


Has almost become common, in Southern California. The leaf stems and bases may be smooth or hairy.

Bismarckia – Wikipedia

If it doesn’t get enough magnesium, the leaves take on a rather unhealthy yellow colour. Central and Western Madagascan grasslands.

Petioles are 2—3 m, slightly armed, and are covered in a white wax as well as cinnamon-colored caducous scales; the nearly-spherical leaf crown is 7. Photo by Troy Donovan Troy giving scale. This is usually accomplished by insects, but can be done by wind jobilis proximity as well.

We can ship plants anywhere within the United States. On the blue variety of this species, the leaves have a silver-blue bismqrckia coat. The cold tolerance of Bismarckia seems to be the low 20’s F.

Fast means they can grow more than one meter per year. So, it tolerates a wide variety of conditions.