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SAN JOSE HESPER PALM
Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, The Living Desert - Palm Desert, CA, Goleta Beach - Goleta, CA and Balboa Park - San Diego, CA
This is a slow growing palm.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Baja California and Mexico.
Additional Common Names
SAN JOSE HESPER PALM, PALMA DE TACO
Erect and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 40 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Black Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches) Edible.
Bark Light Green, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 13, 19 and 21 - 24.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Brahea brandegeei Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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