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Bismarckia Nobilis Palm Trees - Bismarck Palm

Bismarckia is a monotypic palm genus named after the first chancellor of the German Empire, Prince Otto von Bismarck and the epithet for its only species, Bismarckia nobilis, comes from Latin for 'noble'.

Or, to put it another way, there's only one species, but what a species!

Bismarckia Nobilis grows from solitary trunks, grey to tan in colour, which show ringed indentations from old leaf bases. These palm trees have trunks which are slightly bulging at the base, and free of leaf bases in all but its youngest parts. In their natural habitat they can reach above 25 metres in height but usually get no taller than 12 metres in cultivation.

The nearly rounded. blue/grey leaves on these palm trees are enormous in maturity, over 3 metres (10 feet) long and are deeply divided into 20 or more stiff segments. The leaves are costapalmate, producing a wedge-shaped hastula where the blade and petiole meet and are covered in a white, waxy material as well as cinnamon-coloured scales. The nearly-spherical leaf crown can be around 7.5 metres (24 feet) wide and 6 metres (20 feet) tall. These palms are dioecious and produce pendent inflorescences of small brown flowers which, in female Bismarckia palm trees, mature to a brown ovoid drupe, each containing a single seed.

Large leaves with an attractive blue/grey colour. Draught tolerant. Do not overwater.

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Technical notes

Common name Bismarck Palm Trees
Latin name Bismarckia Nobilis Palm Trees
Availability Good
Frost tolerance -3°C
Planting location Full Sun
Watering Requirements Occasional
Growth Rate Average
Preferred Soil Well Drained
Height when mature 10 Metres

Measurement: Trunk Height in CM. For intermediate heights, please enquire.
Size Range Price Approximate Quantity Required
20 cm 180
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30 cm 360
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40 cm 600
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