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Blue Hesper Palm
Distribution & Habitat:
Rocky canyons of Baja, California, and north-western Mexico.
Very distinctive and attractive plant, with large, blue/grey fan leaves. The trunk gets to about 50cm wide, although it only grows to about 12m tall.
A very popular plant in the dry inland areas of the USA, and Mexico.
Prefers full sun in a dry, very well drained situation. Very slow growing. Rarely seen in the tropics and sub-tropics, since it is usually too wet, and humid for them. Very frost resistant.
Brandt's Palm and Tree Page (Figure 2)