Brahea sp. nov. 'Super Silver'
Super Silver Rock Palm
Item #: 10008
Zones: 8b to 10b, possibly colder
Height: 180" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Brahea sp. nov. 'Super Silver' is the hottest new plant in the hardy palm world. Recently discovered around 6,000' elevation in the high desert valleys of Central Mexico, researchers are confident it represents a newly discovered species. Although Brahea 'Super Silver' grows near the green-foliage, heavily armed Brahea dulcis, there doesn't appear to be any introgression (desert love). In appearance, Brahea 'Super Silver' forms a 15' tall x 7' wide specimen with a 16" diameter trunk and up to 16 leaves in the crown...similar to Brahea armata, but without the wicked leaf edge spines. Explorers who have seen the palm in situ describe the color of the stiff leaflets as intensely silvery white. The arching inflorescences are quite long, and extend below the foliage. Juvenile seedlings are bright green without any hint of silvery white, which comes as the plants mature. We're giving this a trial for hardiness, and offering our extra 4-year-old seed grown plants for gardeners who also wish to experiment.