Brahea edulis (Guadalupe palm, palma de Guadalupe) is a palm native to Guadalupe Island, Mexico , where it is listed as endangered. It is an impressive and attractive palm which can reach 13 metres in height. Fortunately it is fairly popular in landscaping. The entire native population consists of old trees with little successful recruitment for 150 years.
Coming from where it does, you would not expect cold hardiness , yet it is one of the cold hardiest palms , taking temperatures as low as -8C in its stride , and even better grows quickly in our cool maritime climate.
It is one of the most under rated palms we can grow.
It requires a warm sheltered spot with good drainage. It is not fussy about soil , but will need irrigating during its first season in the ground.
It is one of those palms capable of shrugging off all but the worst of winter , and requires an owner willing to go that extra mile on that rare occasion that severe cold is forecast, with wrapping and insulation.