The Bismarkia palm is a species of palm tree that is native to Madagascar. It is a popular ornamental plant, and is grown in many tropical and subtropical regions around the world. The Bismarkia palm gets its name from Otto von Bismarck, the first Chancellor of Germany, who was known for his love of palm trees.
The Bismarkia palm is a tall, slender tree that can grow up to 20 meters (66 feet) in height. The trunk is smooth and grey, with conspicuous leaf scars. The leaves are pinnate, or feather-like, and can be up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) long. The Bismarkia palm is dioecious, meaning that there are male and female plants. The flowers are small and white, and are borne on inflorescences that grow from the trunk or branches. The fruit is a black or dark purple drupe, about 1 cm (0.4 inch) in diameter.
Bismarkia palms are commonly used as ornamental plants in landscaping. They are also popular as indoor plants, and can be found in many homes and offices. The Bismarkia palm is tolerant of a wide range of conditions, and can grow in both full sun and shade. It is also drought-tolerant, making it a good choice for gardens in arid or dry climates.
If you are looking for a striking, tropical palm to add to your landscape, the Bismarkia palm is a great choice. This beautiful tree will thrive in a wide range of conditions and will add a touch of elegance to any garden.
Bismarckia Palms (aka Bismarck Palms or Bismarcks) feature either silver-blue or green leaf foliage. Silver-blue varieties are more cold hardy, green leaf varieties are less hardy to cold. These noble beauties have gray to tan trunks that slightly bulge at the base. The nearly rounded leaves are large, and produce a wedge-shaped hastula where the blade and petiole meet. Petioles are covered in a white wax as well as cinnamon-colored scales.
CANARY DATE PALM
If you’re looking for a versatile palm that thrives in South Texas, the Canary Date Palm is a great option. This palm is perfect for use in landscaping projects due to its ability to adapt to a variety of conditions.
The Canary Date Palm is also relatively low-maintenance, making it a great choice for busy homeowners.
Canary Date Palms feature heavy green fronds, with very thick caliper trunks. Trunks may be skinned to make a unique pattern presentation.
DEGLET NOOR DATE PALM
(phoenix dactylifera degletnor)
The Deglet Noor date palm is a popular choice for South Texas landscapes. This hardy tree is drought-tolerant and can thrive in a variety of soil conditions. Deglet Noor dates are also prized for their sweet flavor and chewy texture. If you’re looking for a unique, edible addition to your landscape, the Deglet Noor date palm is a great option!
Deglet Noor Date Palms have a less dense frond canopy, giving a tropical & more feathery presentation.
FILIFERA FAN PALM
[AKA CALIFORNIA FAN PALM]
The Filifera Fan Palm is a native to South Texas and is a popular landscape plant. It is a fast grower and can reach heights of up to 20 feet. The leaves are blue-green in color and have a leathery texture. The flowers are white and appear in the springtime. The fruit is black and about the size of a grape. The Filifera Fan Palm is a hardy plant and can tolerate most soil types. It is drought tolerant and does not require much water once established. This palm is an excellent choice for those looking to add some tropical flair to their landscape.
The powerful Filifera Fan Palm (aka California Fan Palm) incorporates both a heavy trunk as well as heavy green fan leaves.
MEDITERANEAN FAN PALM
[AKA MED FAN PALM]
The Mediterranean fan palm is a beautiful tree that is native to South Texas and other parts of the Mediterranean region. With its graceful appearance and lush green leaves, this tree is a popular choice for landscaping in these regions. Whether planted in residential or commercial landscapes, the Mediterranean fan palm offers year-round interest and adds a touch of elegance to any setting. So if you’re looking for a distinctive and stunning tree for your yard or garden, be sure to consider the Mediterranean fan palm!
Mediterranean Fan Palms (aka Med Fan Palms) can have either single or multi-stem trunks. The beautiful green dense foliage gives a dense, “clustered hedge” presentation.
MEDJOOL DATE PALM
(phoenix dactylifera medjool)
The Medjool Date Palm is native to South Texas, and is prized for its beautiful landscape features and delicious fruit. This hardy palm thrives in the hot and arid climate of the region, making it an ideal choice for those looking to add some tropical flair to their home or garden. The Medjool Date Palm produces large bunches of sweet, juicy dates that are a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re looking for ways to spruce up your landscaping or just enjoy a tasty snack, the Medjool Date Palm is an excellent choice for anyone living in South Texas.
The Medjool Date Palm is a large palm that can grow up to 20 feet tall. It has a thick trunk and long, green leaves that are accented with yellow or orange flowers. The fruit of the Medjool Date Palm is what sets it apart from other palms, as it is large and sweet, with a chewy texture. Dates from this palm are often used in baking or made into candy, and they can also be eaten fresh off the tree.
If you’re looking for a unique and delicious fruit to add to your diet, the Medjool Date Palm is a great choice.
Medjool Date Palms have lush green to silver green fronds, and grow into a distinct tropical umbrella presentation. Trunk petiole may be sculptured into a diamond cut presentation.
[AKA QUEEN PALM]
Piru Queen Palms are both majestic and durable. With long trunks and soft, feathery fronds, Queen Palms include showy cream to yellowish flowers.
SYLVESTER DATE PALM
[AKA SILVER DATE PALM – WILD DATE PALM]
Sylvester Date Palm features very dense “bushy” frond canopy, and more slender trunks that may vary slightly in coloration. Well suited for wetter climates.
ZAHIDI DATE PALM
(phoenix dactylifera zahidi)
Zahidi Date Palm display a dense green canopy of fronds that tend to stand in a more vertical fashion. Very thick trunk caliper.