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

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Palm

 

Height Range

6-12', 12-25'

 

Flower Color

 

Flower Season

 

Leaf Color

Light Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

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.