Nannorrhops ritchiana, Silver (Mazzori Palm) is a slow-growing palm that forms a dense cluster of fan-shaped leaves. It typically grows to a height of 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3 meters) with a spread of 6 to 8 feet (1.8 to 2.4 meters). The leaves are silvery-blue or gray-green in color, and each leaf is divided into numerous segments or leaflets.
Trunk: The trunk of Mazari Palm is relatively short, typically reaching up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) in height. It is covered in persistent leaf bases, giving it a unique textured appearance.
Flowers and fruits: Mazari Palm produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are greenish in color. Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants, and both sexes are required for fruit production. The fruits are small, round, and usually dark purple to black when ripe.
Hardiness and habitat: Nannorrhops ritchiana is known for its ability to withstand extreme arid conditions and cold temperatures. It is considered one of the most cold-hardy palms, tolerating temperatures down to about -10°F (-23°C). It is native to arid and rocky regions, often found growing in desert oases and dry mountain slopes.
Cultivation: Mazari Palm is cultivated for its unique appearance and ability to thrive in challenging growing conditions. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun exposure. Once established, it is drought-tolerant and can survive with minimal water. It is commonly grown in xeriscapes, rock gardens, and arid landscapes.
Botanical Name : Nannorrhops ritchiana, Silver
Common Name : Mazzori Palm
Height : 10 ft
Spread : 5 ft
Germination Info : No pre-treatment. Seed germinates sporadically and slowly over a long period of time.
Hardiness zone : 7-11
Other info : Drought tolerant, Xenotrophic
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 19