Palm, Mexican Fan or Washington Palm


Washingtonia robusta



  • Quick grower to over 100’ but doesn’t normally reach full height in Florida due to susceptibility to lightning strikes.

  • Known for their skirt of dead leaves which can be home to many small animals and birds.

  • Large dark green leaves have orange leaf stems that are edged with sawtooth spines

  • Salt resistant.

Origin

Desert mountain valleys of Sonora and Baja Mexico.

USDA Cold hardiness Zones

9-11

Light Requirement

Full sun is best but will take some shade

Soil Requirements

Drought resistant but will grow faster and look better with adequate water