Tree #34: California Fan Palm

Washingtonia filifera  (wash-in-TOE-nee-ah  fill-IF-ur-ah)

  • ’filifera’ means thread bearing
  • Native to California desert/Palm Springs area where water is available
  • It is the only palm native to the Western United States and the country's largest native palm
  • Grows to 59 feet in height and in ideal conditions up to 82 feet tall
  • Longevity is 80 to 250 years
  • Hardy down to 18 °F
  • Has insignificant flowers with small fruit which the wildlife enjoy


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