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Bismarck Palm
Scientific Name: Bismarckia nobilis Hildebr. & H.Wendl.
Synonym: Medemia nobilis
Family: Arecaceae
Bismarck Palm (Bismarckia  nobilis) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: 'Silver Select' variety resists down to 26F (-3C).

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Madagascar

Growth Habits: Palmtree, up to 50 feet tall (15 m), 20 feet in diameter (6 m), generally smaller; trunk 12 to 18 inches in diameter (30-45 cm), without crownshaft, mature trees have dark gray trunks, smooth with leaf scars, immature trunks still have old leafbases; 2 feet long (60 cm) petioles divided at their base; 10-25 silvery blue green costapalmate leaves, up to 10 feet across (3 m), with woolly wax on the underside, cleft to 1/3 of the leaf size, filaments between the segments

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds (germination takes 2 to 3 months)

Cultural Practices:
The Bismarck Palm doesn't transplant very easily, if possible get it from container.

Blooming Habits:
The Bismarck palms are dioecious. Male and female flowers occur on different trees. The flower stalk comes from among the leaves.

Fruiting Habits:

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