Mexican Fan Palm

 

Washingtonia robusta  

 

Palmae

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Form: Tree
Seasonality: Evergreen
Size: 75ft or more, frond spread 10-12ft
Leaves: Fan 3-4ft wide, petioles (leaf stems) are typically toothed, bright green
Flowers: Large stalks extend beyond fronds with small white/cream flowers (early summer)
Fruit: Pea-sized black/blue seed
Stems/Trunks: Distinctively narrow, sways in wind, trunk diameter only 12-14in
Range/Origin: Northwest Mexico
Hardiness: Sunset Zones; 8-24

Comments: Low litter, Thorns on frond stalks

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun,
  • Water: Moderate, deep watering
  • Soil: Tolerant, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed
  • Maintenance: Moderate; frond removal, trunk shaving, will sometimes self shave

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