The Palm Society--Northern California Chapter

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Brahea aculeata
Brahea armata
Brahea armata var. Clara
Brahea armata X aculeata
Brahea berlandieri
Brahea berlandieri -Tilaco
Brahea brandegeei
Brahea decumbens
Brahea dulcis
Brahea edulis
Brahea elegans
Brahea moorei
Brahea nitida
Brahea pimo

Brahea armata X aculeata

Common name: var. Nuri
Native to: Mexico
Mature height: 25'
Mature spread: 6' to 8'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: palmate
Brahea armata X aculeata

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Palm Patch Nursery
Los Altos Hills


This species appears to be a natural hybrid between B. armata and B. aculeata. Brahea var. Nuri from Sonora Mexico and was introduced into Northern California by Dale Motiska from seed collected in Nuri Mexico. Older specimens of B. armata and B. aculeata are hybrids at the Huntington Botanical Garden and U. C. Berkeley Botanical Garden, presumably specimens of Nuri. This species is one of the fastest growing Braheas for the cooler regions of northern California.

This species in the garden:
Growth rate: moderate
Sunlight: full sun
Water: moderate
Cold Tolerance: 15 F
Seed or plant availability: very rare

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