Blue Hesper Palm
Blue hesper palms really do have blue leaves, more so than any other palm. The grow in desert canyons in northwestern Mexico, Baja California, and the Sonoran desert.
Identification: Trees are less than 50' (15 m) high and 16' (4.9 m) in diameter. The leaves form a roughly spherical top, with older leaves hanging below; if not removed, the leaves eventually form a “skirt” reaching the ground. Sometimes the blue gray leaves appear more whitish. The trunk is slightly swollen at the base. The trees produce striking flower clusters (up to 15' (4.6 m)), filled with cream-colored flowers.
Brahea armata as Compiled by the Master Gardeners of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension
Brahea armata on FLORIDATA
Brahea armata on Desert-tropicals.com
Brahea armata at Florida Palm Trees
Brahea armata on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants
Brahea armata on CalPhotos
Brahea armata at the Palm & Cycad Society of Florida’s Plant to Palm site
Brahea armata on Wikimedia Commons
Brahea armata on SEINet—the Southwest Environmental Information Network
Brahea armata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
Range: Zones 8-10: