Back to Inventory

We are looking for photos of this plant.

Email us to share your photo:
Contact@Seacrestnursery.com

Thank you!

Brahea armata

Mexican Blue Palm

Brahea armata is a slow growing palm from Mexico. It has grey palmate leaves, reminiscent of Bismarckia nobilis, but with thinner leaflets. This desert palm grows best in full sun and high heat, and it tolerates drought well once established. Like most desert plants, this tree is armed with thorns that line the petiole of the leaves. The inflorescence is bright yellow and hangs up to 20', changing the complexion of the plant and adding a gorgeous burst of color.

Unavailable: Info only

Brahea armata

Mexican Blue Palm

Brahea armata is a slow growing palm from Mexico. It has grey palmate leaves, reminiscent of Bismarckia nobilis, but with thinner leaflets. This desert palm grows best in full sun and high heat, and it tolerates drought well once established. Like most desert plants, this tree is armed with thorns that line the petiole of the leaves. The inflorescence is bright yellow and hangs up to 20', changing the complexion of the plant and adding a gorgeous burst of color.

Key Plant details

Cold Tolerance:

15°F (-9°C)

Growth Rate:

Total Height:

40 ft (12.2 m) tall

Habit:

Solitary trunks

Leaf Structure:

6 ft (1.8 m) long, palmate

Canopy size:

15 ft (4.6 m) wide

Trunk width:

24 inches (60 cm) thick

Exposure:

Full sun

Soil requirements:

Well-drained

Tolerances:

High drought tolerance, high salt tolerance

Reproduction:

Huge light yellow inflorescences

Water usage:

Low

HEat requirement:

Full sun

Hazards:

Native origin:

Mexico

Further Reading:

Designing with Palms, Jason Dewees

What makes our plants so special? Our location on the cliffs of Santa Barbara receives over 280 days of sunshine a year and we utilize our indigenous soil, mixing it with a specialized amendment. Our plants are routinely watered, fertilized, and trimmed. We always aid our plants to proper health when needs arise, and we do so without the use of sprays.

Inquire about 

Brahea armata

Wholesale inquiries only please.

Thank you!
We Will get back to you shortly!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
More images of

Brahea armata

No items found.
YOu might like these other

Palm Trees

Get updates from Sea Crest Nursery

Thank you!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

FInd us on social media