Bismarckia nobilis

Bismarckia nobilis

Bismarckia nobilis

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Bismarckia nobilis (Bismarck Palm) is a stunning palm native to Madagascar that features a thick trunk and a broad, rounded crown of large, stiff, fan-shaped fronds. The foliage colour is the most striking aspect of this palm, ranging from silver-green to intensely steel-blue, depending on the variety. The contrast between the blue leaves and the brown trunk creates a striking visual effect in any landscape.

This palm is an evergreen plant that can grow up to 25 metres in height and 12 metres in width. It is dioecious, meaning that male and female flowers are borne on separate plants. The female flowers are followed by brown fruits that contain a single seed. The Bismarck Palm is adaptable to a wide range of soil types and climates, as long as it receives full sun and adequate drainage. Once established, it is drought- and frost-tolerant and resistant to pests and diseases.

The Bismarck Palm is an ideal specimen tree for large gardens, parks, or public spaces, where it can create a focal point with its majestic presence and unique foliage colour. It can also be grown in containers or as a hedge or screen. The Bismarck Palm is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal pruning and fertilising. It is a slow-growing palm that will reward you with its beauty and elegance for many years.

Light requirement: Full Sun

Water requirement: Medium

Watering frequency:

Soil: Well-draining soil is recommended. It can tolerate a variety of soil types, including sandy and loamy soils.

Skill level: Intermediate

Growth rate: Slow

Suitable for containers: No

More info: Bismarckia nobilis is a low-maintenance palm tree. It prefers well-drained soil and regular watering during the growing season. It is tolerant of drought conditions but benefits from supplemental watering in dry periods. Pruning of dead leaves and regular fertilization can help maintain its health and appearance.

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Drought tolerance: High

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Bismarckia nobilis is generally resistant to diseases and pests. However, it may occasionally be susceptible to scale insects and spider mites. Regular inspection and appropriate pest control measures can help maintain plant health.

Mature height: 25 m

Mature width: 12 m

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Silver-blue

Variegation: No

Size: Large

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: No

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Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season: Inflorescences with small flowers appear in summer but are inconspicuous.

Fruit: No

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