A single-stemmed palm tree with a rounded crown. Fan-shaped fronds, blueish-green in color, are arranged in a hemispherical shape that sits atop a stout trunk. The crown to trunk ratio is visually satisfying.
A grand specimen, the bismark palm, is a focal point to any landscaping. Usually displayed as a solitary tree or in groups of three, this massive palm commands both attention and room to grow.
This species of palm is dioecious, needing both male and female trees to produce viable offspring. Seeds must be started in pots and carefully transplanted. Propagation by seed, germination takes place in 6 to 8 weeks.
The Bismarck palm is drought tolerant and disease resistant. This outstanding tree even seems to resist sooty mold.
Little work and maintenance are required after the tree has established. This native to Madagascar, the Bismark palm, is named for a German politician, and the epithet ‘nobilis’ is from the Latin word noble.
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