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Nannorrhops ritchieana
@ Woodlanders, SC

Nannorrhops ritchieana

Mazari Palm

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Item #: 911

Zones: 8a to 9b, at least

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Pakistan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Until recently, finding seed of this Afghanistan/Pakistan native proved nearly as difficult as finding Osama, although killing a nannorrhops is far easier. This very slow-growing, grey-green foliaged desert palm is one of the most sought-after plants by palm collectors. This is not the non-hardy powder blue form which was mistakenly lumped by herbarium taxonomists into this species. When established, plants resemble a slow trunking sabal to 4' in 10 years. We have found it marginally hardy into the single digits, so a protected but very sunny spot is best. This palm does not like any shade.