Usually single trunked, rarely clustering palm to about 7. Hight: to 25 feet 7. Leaf type: Costapalmate, 10 to 15 leaves per crown, slightly glaucous green. Trunk detail: Solitary, to 8 inches in diameter 12 to 20 cm. Flower: Monoecious. Flower spathe emerging from the crown, amongst the fronds, thick, tomentose.
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West Wall. Fruit - raw or cooked, A sweet flavour. It is about 2cm in diameter. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. None known. Edible Shrubs provides detailed information, attractively presented, on over 70 shrub species.
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Succeeds in most fertile moist but well-drained soils in a sheltered sunny position. Tolerant of poor dry soils. Plants from the north of its range tolerate several degrees of frost if they are growing in a dry sunny climate. Palms usually have deep penetrating root systems and generally establish best when planted out at a young stage. However, older plants are substantially more cold tolerant than juvenile plants.
In areas at the limit of their cold tolerance, therefore, it is prudent to grow the plants in containers for some years, giving them winter protection, and only planting them into their permanent positions when sheer size dictates. Palms can also often be transplanted even when very large. It is important to stake the plant very firmly to prevent rock, and also to give it plenty of water until re-established - removing many of the leaves can also help.
A very variable plant, some forms are spreading suckering shrubs. The leaves are short-lived, an unusual feature for a palm. Celsius Fahrenheit:. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.
Stored seed is very slow to germinate. Pre-soaking the seed for 24 hours in warm water prior to sowing may shorten the germination time. Plants form a long tap-root some time before forming a shoot so it is best to sow 2 - 3 seeds per deep pot.
Grow the seedlings on in the greenhouse for at least their first three winters. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
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Translate this page:. Brahea dulcis is an evergreen Tree growing to 7 m 23ft by 4 m 13ft at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone UK 9. It is in leaf all year. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs. Suitable for: light sandy , medium loamy and heavy clay soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic alkaline soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.
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Please view the copyright link for more information. Apak Palm. Arecaceae or Palmae. Dry woodlands, usually on limestone soils. Southern N. Add a comment. Subject : Brahea dulcis.
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Brahea Species, Apak Palm, Blue Rock Palm, Desert Palm, Rock Palm, Sombrero Palm
Brahea is a genus of palms in the family Arecaceae. They are commonly referred to as hesper palms and are endemic to Mexico and Central America. The generic name honours Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Synonyms   Erythea S.
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