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GUADALUPE PALM
Brahea edulis

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Pasedena, CA, San Francisco, CA, Fairfield, CA, Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA and Santa Barbara Courthouse - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Guadalupe Fan Palm is a striking small to medium sized palm with its silvery fronds accenting any landscape setting, with flowers in summer from long drooping stems. It tolerates heat, wind and drought, and it is one of the hardier palms, to 18 degrees F. It is usually seen as a single accent specimen.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Guadalupe Island, Mexico.

Family: Arecaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a Low Canopy.

Fan Palm Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 feet.

Width: 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Palmate, Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Black Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer Edible.

Bark Striking or Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 12 - 24.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Street Tree or Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Brahea edulis Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 24, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/brahea-edulis >

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