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Washingtonia Fan Palm
Size: Up to around 100' H x 6'-8' W.
Habit of Growth: The solitary trunk, about 10-12 in (25.4-30.5 cm) in diameter, bulges at the ground and becomes slender as it approaches a crown of large palmate leaves with gracefully drooping leaflet tips. These are rich glossy green and grow to about 5 ft (1.5 m) long and 4 ft (1.2 m) wide. They are born on 3 ft (0.9 m) orange leaf stems.
Light Requirements: It does best in bright sunny conditions but the Washingtonia palm will tolerate some shade.
Soil Requirements: The Washingtonia palm prefers a moderately rich, well-drained soil, but can survive on poor soils, even sand.
Water Requirements: The Washingtonia palm is drought resistant when established, but looks better and grows faster when given adequate moisture.
Cold Tolerance: USDA Zones 9 - 11. Washingtonia palm is hardy down to about 20°F but foliage will be damaged at that temperature.
Landscape Uses: Use the Washingtonia palm for formal groupings, street plantings, and groves in large open areas.
Special Attributes: The Washingtonia palm has many fine attributes, including salt resistance and fast rate of growth.
Washingtonia Fan Palm