HARDY SILVER BISMARCKIA PALM Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobilis grows from solitary trunks that are 30 to 45 cm in diameter. In their natural habitat they can reach above 25 meters in height but usually get no taller than 12 m in cultivation. The nearly rounded silver leaves are enormous in maturity, over 3 m wide! Foliage is silver-blue for these seeds, though a green leaf variety exists which is less hardy to cold. Bismarckia is hardy outdoors in zone 8b-11.
Bismarck palms are grown throughout the tropics, and subtropics under favorable microclimates. They are grown in many parts of Indonesia and Australia. In the United States, they are planted in several areas of Florida, a few areas of Southern California, southern and southeastern Texas, and southern Arizona. Bismarck palms will suffer from cold damage but they quickly recover. The silver-gray variety will tolerate −3 °C (27 °F) and will recover from −6 °C (21 °F). While Bismarckia tolerate some drought, they thrive in areas with adequate rainfall. Because of their massive crowns, they need plenty of room in a landscape area.
Bismarck palms are easy to grow in the right environment as they are adaptable to a wide range of soils and prefer to have good drainage as the Bismarck does not like to have root rot. The Bismarck palm can adapt to either acidic or alkaline soil.
These seeds are extremely large, like small golf balls!
Seeds per pack: 3 huge seeds
Note: These seeds are large, and will have extra freight charges.
Germination: These seeds should be sown in a sandy compost at any time of the year, and cover very thinly with sand to help keep them moist. Keep at room temperature, or slightly above. Germination can occur within 4-8 weeks, though some seeds can be a little slow and can take 6-12 months. Patience may be required.