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Blue Needle Palm
Distribution & Habitat:
Semi-arid areas of Argentina and Uruguay.
A clumping or (rarely) single trunked palm usually to about 2 metres high, altho occasionally more. It has a tight crown of stiff palmate leaves, blueish white on top, and glossy green underneath. The trunk is spined and is covered in a hessian like fibre.
Frost, and drought tolerant. Likes sandy, well drained soil. Very rarely grown, but it could have potential as a hardy garden plant for temperate areas.
Gaston Torres Vera,
Cordoba, Argentina (Figures 1 - Image copyright Argentina Palms)