SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: LACMA - Los Angeles, CA, Balboa Park - San Diego, CA, Tropical Gardens of Maui - HI, Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA and Santa Barbara Courthouse - Santa Barbara, CA
Branches don't droop and resist breakage. Has silver fronds. Although in the wild can grow to almost 200 feet, in local landscapes reaches much lower heights.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Madagascar.
Additional Common Names
BISMARCK PALM, BISMARK PALM
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 40 - 70 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Leaves Palmately Compound, Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Green to Black Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Gray, Rough.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 19 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 12.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Moderate Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Scales, Palmetto Weevil.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen or Buffer Strip.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Bismarckia nobilis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 24, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/bismarckia-nobilis >