Washingtonia robusta
Mexican fan palm, Washington Palm

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 Washingtonia robusta photo




Common names:

Mexica fan palm, Washington palm



Cold Hardiness: 

18s F.

Trunk type:

Smooth with fine cracks after "petticoat" has been removed.

Leaf type:





Easy, often volunteers spontaneously in Southern California.

Speed of growth:



70 Feet plus.

Soil requirements:


Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

A fast growing, thin, fan palm that reaches altitudes that few palms reach.  Very common in most areas.  An inexpensive commercial palm.  Does need maintenance.

Other Notes:

Probably one of the most commonly seen palms in the U.S. in planting environments.

Further Data:

Get tall fast.  But, because of the petticoat, a high care palm requiring professional pruning.  Of note we don't grow many of this species.

Palm for sale/Availability:

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