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    Conditions for Growth

    This palm thrives in arid, semi-hot to temperate climates and tolerates a range of fast draining soil types, full sun or partial shade in elevations up to around 2600 feet. It does not tolerate humidity or full shade well. Nor does it require much water. Its tendency to shed dead leaves keeps the Guadalupe Palm looking beautiful and tidy throughout the year.

    Growth Rate and Size

    The Guadalupe palm is said to be a slow grower. That might be the case in cool areas or near the beach. But at the Grove in Riverside, CA, where they enjoy heat, dry air and full sun, they are actually moderately fast growers, adding 7-9 inches per year. They max out around 30-40 feet in height, with a 10 to 20 foot wide canopy and 18-22 inch wide trunk.

    Description

    This solitary palm is relatively clean, with a small petticoat of self-cleaning leaves below the canopy. It comes with the added bonus of producing a sweet, edible fruit. Leaf bases remain persistent for many years, and are a decorative element to the tree with a spiral pattern wrapped in fiberious sheaths. The bare trunk reveals a brown then grey, corky to roughly ringed trunk. A dense crown and 4-5 foot long petioles lined with light armature. The light green 4-5 foot wide leaves are divided about half way, with stiff looking segments near the top of the crown that are only slightly drooping at the tips. Multi branch inflorescence is shorter that the leaves, with yellow flowers produce globulor fruit about about 1 - 1.4 inches in diameter.

    Brahea edulis

    Guadalupe Palm

    Landscape Environment

    Grow Region: 9a-11

    Origin: Guadalupe Island, Mexico

    Drought Tolerance: High, very hardy

    Cold Tolerance: 20 F

    Salt Tolerance: Moderate

    Soil: Alkaline

    Light: Full sun

    Charateristics

    Mature Height: 30-40 feet

    Trunk: brown to grey, corky, rough ringed , solitary, 14 to 20 inches in diameter

    Leaf: 3 to 6.5 feet wide, stiffly folded, ridges divided nearly halfway, 70 to 80 segments 3 to 4 feet long, deeply split at tips

    Leaf Petiole: 4 to 5 feet long

    Armature: small teeth

    Color: deep green

    Flowers: short inflorescesne up 5 feet, shorter than leaves

    Fruit: sweet, edible, black when ripe, about 1 - 1.4 inches in diameter

    Human Uses: Sweet, edible fruit

    Classification

    Subfamily: Coryphoideae

    Tribe: Corypheae

    Subtribe: Livistoninae

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