In its native habitat in Madagascar, Bismarck palm can grow close to 75′ feet tall.
Cultivated Bismarck palms rarely exceed 25′ feet. The tree grows from a single trunk, covered in gray or tan bark.
The trunks may reach 12″ to 18″ inches in diameter, with a slight bulge near the base.
The trunks don’t have leaf bases.
The leaves are often silver-blue and grow to several feet.
The rounded leaves feature multiple blades, resembling a frond.
The leaves form an almost spherical crown, measuring about 20′ feet wide and 18′ feet tall, depending on the size of the trunk.