Mexican Fan Palm

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Mexican Fan Palm

Washingtonia robusta
Mexican Washingtonia
80

100 feet
10

15 feet
Baja California
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Birds

About This Plant

Full sun. A desert fan palm, made most famous by its use on the boulevards of Southern California. It’s much taller and slimmer than the similar California fan palm; but like its cousin, robusta is drought tolerant. It can be distinguished by the tendency of drooping leaves to remain green about the skirt. It’s less tolerant of poor drainage and subfreezing ice; dead robustas can be found after record freezes in San Antonio. (Allowing the shaggy skirt of leaves to remain around the trunk may help it survive.)

Maintenance

Reseeds readily in garden settings. Skirts of dead leaves can be pruned if desired, but teeth on the branch petioles require careful handling of all leaves.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Palm
Size:
80-100' H, 10-15' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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