Bismark Palm Tree
|Common Names||Bismarck Palm|
|Scientific Name||Bismarckia Nobilis|
|Mature Height||30-40 Feet|
|Flower Color||Cream Flowers in Clusters|
|Water Needs||Moist, Well Drained Soil Ideal, Very Drought Tolerant|
|Cold Tolerance||Moderately Cold Hardy|
|Light Needs||Full Sun or Partial Shade|
Native of the island of Madagascar, here is a palm that will get lots of attention with its canopy of silvery-leafed fronds and wide trunk. This popular rendition of the palm genus could be the “show-off,” with a spot of its own, to reign over your lawn. A slow grower, it will get up to 30 or 40 feet, so be sure to give its root system plenty of room to spread as it grows. Its mature crown will exceed 15 feet and the trunk can grow to 2 feet in diameter.
It’s inexpensive as trees go. It will, however, require care. To be sure it thrives, give the root system plenty of water—at least twice a week while it’s getting used to being a new inhabitant of your lawn. Once established, it will be a handsome addition in a prime location on your Orlando landscape, to give it the starring role it deserves.