Washingtonia filifera
California fan palm, petticoat palm

Palm Tree Care and Names, How to grow palms

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Southern California, Arizona and Baja California

Common names:

California fan palm, petticoat palm.

Cold Hardiness: 

15 degrees F. or less.

Trunk type:

Smooth but hidden by retained old leaves that "petticoat" the trunk unless removed.  Trunk is thicker than the W. robusta.  

Leaf type:






Speed of growth:



50 feet

Soil requirements:


Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

A stout fan palm that is easy to grow, cold hardy, and ideal for inland arid areas.  Tends to have problems in the coastal areas.

Other Notes:

Can hybridize with W. robusta.  More cold hardy than W. robusta.

Further Data:

To get pure species need plants grown from wild collected seeds. 

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