Further to earlier post The Bismarck Palm, this is one humongous and healthy specimen located at The Secret Garden. As for its age, I probably cannot tell. But the girth or circumference of its trunk, easily 40-50 inches thick. So one very stocky palm indeed.
This native of Madagascar, named after the first German Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, is the most obvious choice for new landscape ideas in terms of its dynamic structure and colour. Certainly,the most recognizable guy around town!
Its enormous silver/blue palmate leaves are about 5ft wide and deeply furled. Looking closely at the petioles, you will notice a white wax coating plus some cinnamon-brown dusted powder nearer the leaf ends.