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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 20-30 feet
Leaves: Glaucous
Unusual foliage color
Flower Color: Other: Creamy yellow
Flower Time: Winter
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 9, 2017 12:26 PM

The Mexican blue fan palm is a native of central-northern Baja California and is found in arroyos and canyon bottoms, often growing alongside Washingtonias, where there is water below the surface. Slow growing to about 50 feet after many years. Enjoys extreme exposure. Tolerates drought, heat, and some cold. Will naturalize in a dry winter-rainfall climate like California or northern BC. Bright glaucous blue leaves make this a very pretty ornamental. Creamy yellow flowers appear on long, drooping inflorescences in late winter. Very sensitive to transplant, even from a container to the ground, so handle the roots with caution when planting.

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