Gray goddess – Blue hesper palm ( brahea armata )
This beautiful palm is native to Mexico. Due to its desert origins it is extremely resistant to sun and drought but also to strong winds and cold. In fact it is resistant to all weather conditions and scan take winter minuses even below -10 degrees celsius. Brahea armata is only sensitive as a young plant on high humidity and rainy summers.It is relatively slow grower and starts with blooming at about 20 years of age, but it is one of the most beautiful flowering plant in the world.
Because of its resistance it grows in the gardens along the whole Adriatic coast yet in a small number. The oldes examples you can find on the island of Vis, island of Hvar and Dubrovnik. Their gray color varies from palm to palm, and there is whole range of colour from greenish to icyblue. No matter what shade of color, because of their contrast in the rest of the green plants and its beautiful flowers and resistance this is a palm tree for every Mediterranean garden.