At First sight of seeing this incredibly breathtaking Bismarck Palm you will fall in love with it and its, color, stature, and details.
There isn’t another palm tree within all the species of palms that looks the way this does, it will literally stop you in your tracks and make you take a double take, The Bismarck Palm also called Bismarckia Nobilis is a popular palm tree that is most seen in North America.
The beautiful silver grey bluish fan shaped leaves standing alone with such dignity and stature can draw attention just like Brad Pitt or George Clooney, ok maybe not that much , but it sure is a sight to behold.
Coming from the Madagascar Islands its original homeland most prized is the remarkable blue-grey color leaves. This Palm is every palm admirers and landscapers dream.
When it has reach its full growing potential, this palm can reach a height of up to 60 feet which is incredible when and if you actually see one face to face.
This is considered to be cold hardy palm to around 20 degrees and can be grown either inside as a house plant but your best bet is to keep it outside due to the fact that this palm gets big... really big... If you do wish to plant it indoors you will eventually have to plant it outside.
Could You Imagine One OF These In Your Garden........
These tropical palms grow best in zones 10 - 11.
The Bismarck palm can easily be grown in the warmer areas of Zone 9 where it can have occasional freezing temperatures in the winter, although this may cause damage from freezing temperatures but don’t worry it can recover in just one season.
Growing and Care for the Bismarck Palm
You first need check out your garden and where you might want to plant it make sure you choose an area that will receive full or partial sun although it will grow at its best in full sun.
Remember to consider how big this palm gets when choosing an area to plant it. Its average height when full-grown is anywhere between 30 to 60 feet so make sure there will be no power lines or a roof overhang that it may grow into and damage.
If you have enough room to plant more than one make sure to spread them apart enough for them not to overlap or push each other out of the way so they will need about 8 to 12 feet apart.
Dig a hole that is at least twice as big as the palm tree's container I always put fertilizer an palm food or miracle-gro Quick Start, planting and transplant starting solution it works great. Doing this will loosen up the soil around the roots.
Remove your Palm from its container and loosen the root ball with your hands pulling it apart. This will also help the roots expand throughout the soil because depending on how long they have been in a container the root system will be tightly inter woven with its self.
Place your palm in the hole and cover with the surrounding soil. Be sure there are no pockets of air that remain in the soil so step anoud where you have just planted to pack down the soil.
Water your palm well. Water at least once a week until the tree has established itself but completely soak it as they say to the bone.
Fertilize your palm quarterly, using an all-purpose palm fertilizer it usually come in granules or planting stakes that you put into the ground.