A picture of a Bismarckia nobilis

Bismarckia nobilis

Bismarckia nobilis

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

6m

3m

Min

2m

Flowering

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Bismarckia nobilis Overview

Bismarckia nobilis is the sole species in the genus Bismarckia, residing in the palm family, Arecaceae, It is a deciduous palm which is endemic to open grassland habitats in Madagascar. It features a solitary trunk coloured tan-grey with rings from with old leaf bases, 30-45cm across. In the wild they have been documented to reach heights of 25m, but in cultivation they tend to average around 12m. Foliage is huge and stiff, coloured green to silver-blue, with leaves averaging 3m across and divided into around 20 segments, arranged in a fan shape. Flowers are small, brown and produced in between the leaves. These impressive palms are real statement specimens for larger gardens in tropical and subtropical climates. It can be a true focal point of a garden, plant with care as it doesn't take well to transplanting.

Special features of Bismarckia nobilis

Attractive leaves