The large, very thick and stiff leaves, up to eight feet in diameter, are held aloft on five-foot-long petioles. The surface of each leaf is covered with a whitish, waxy or wooly down, providing a silvery appearance to the palm. The three to six-foot-long flower stalks are present among the leaves in spring and some of the glossy brown, two-inch-wide fruits are always ripening. The inch-wide trunks have thick, swollen bases. Latan Palm makes a striking specimen planting and is well-suited to seaside locations due to its moderate salt-tolerance. Plant it in an area where you would like to attract attention.
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Latania loddigesii Blue Latan Palm Blue Latan Palm Previous Next Exceptionally beautiful, Latania loddigesii Blue Latan Palm is an evergreen palm adorned with a pale gray trunk topped by a gorgeous canopy of very thick, stiff, silvery-blue, fan-shaped leaves with red margins, 8 ft. Held aloft on five-foot-long petioles cm , each leaf is covered with pale, wooly tomentum beneath, giving a silvery appearance to the palm.
The trunk, 10 in. Easy to grow, Blue Latan Palm is dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The female inflorescences are followed by brown fruits about 1 in.
Slow-growing, Blue Latan Palm is a very tough and adaptable palm that enjoys heat, sun and dry conditions. It makes a strong and dramatic statement in any landscape. Grow it where its incredibly beautiful canopy can show off - in rows along driveways or as a specimen plant. Well-suited to seaside locations due to its moderate salt-tolerance. Grows up to ft. Easily grown in well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. When established, it can bear long drought periods.
Prune only diseased, damaged or drying fronds. This palm has a set number of new leaves that can sprout each year and removing fronds will not increase that number.. Susceptible to lethal yellowing disease. Propagated by seeds that germinate in about 30 days if fresh and with bottom heat.
Native to Mauritius.
Latania loddigesii (Blue Latan Palm)