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M. Ritter, W. Mark, J. Reimer and C. Stubler
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
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.
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- Brahea edulis - Arecaceae
- Native To: Guadalupe Island, Mexico
- Habit: Erect
with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
- Shape: Fan Palm
- Sunset Zones: 12 - 24
- USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Water Needs: Moist to Dry Soil. Drought tolerant.
- Soil Type: Loam or Sand
- Soil pH: Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline
- Seaside Tolerance: Good in Moderate Zone
- Height: 35 feet
- Canopy Width: 15 feet
- Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Season
- Landscape Use: Street Tree or Screen
- Longevity: 50 to 150 years
- Leaves: Palmate Light Green. Evergreen.
- Flowers: Fragrant, White. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
- Fruit: Black Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer. Edible.
- Bark: Striking or Light Gray, Smooth
- Pest & Disease: Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Pigeons
- Shading Capacity: Rated as Moderate in Leaf
- Branch Strength: Rated as Medium
- Litter Issue: Wet Fruit
- Root Damage Potential: Rated as Low
- Health Hazard: None Known
- Fire Resistance: Favorable
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