Brahea moorei, dwarf rock palm

Category: Rare Collector
Family: Arecaceae
Origin: Mexico
Evergreen: yes
Flower Color: gold
Bloom Time: fall
Height: 5 ft
Width: 4 ft
Exposure: part sun
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: 7 F
Description: These plants are grown from garden seed harvested from plants collected in Mexico at 8,000 ft elevation. Broad leaves that are blue-green on top and silver-gray below, with drooping fingers, would be stunning enough, yet imagine 3 ft gold inflorescences spiking through the foliage in fall. It's a small manageable palm that needs very well drained soil.