Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera
Blue Mediterranean fan Palm
This palm, which grows in the Atlas mountains in Morocco up to 1700m,
offers all the virtues a palm enthusiast from outside the tropics could
wish for. It is as robust and adaptable as its regular green relative
and happy in a wide range of conditions, tolerating extremes of cold and
damp as well as heat and drought or full sun to shade. However, its main
attraction is the colour of its leaves: an intense blue-silver (and here
we don't mean the silvery colour as seen on the undersides of the leaves
of many Chamaerops) on the upper as well as the lower surface of the leafblade.
Indeed it is as blue as Brahea armata.