Botanical Name: Brahea edulis
 Common Name: Guadalupe Palm or Fan Palm
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

6-12', 12-25'


Flower Color


Flower Season


Leaf Color

Light Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Seascape, Spanish


Accenting Features


Seasonal Interest


Location Uses

Background, Lawn, Parking Strip, Swimming Pool


Special Uses


Attracts Wildlife

Information by:

Photographer: Steve George/Thompson

  • Description

  • Notes

This palm grows slowly to 25' x 10' . It has long, light green leaves with a waxy cover and small yellow flowers. The tree produces a black fruit that has an edible pulp and tastes similar to dates. Handsome bright green fronds make this an excellent choice for an tropical look. Good choice when a smaller palm is needed. Accepts full sun or parial shade. Native to Mexico.