#9: Mexican Fan Palm

Washingtonia robusta (wash-in-TOE-nee-ah  roe-BUS-tuh)

  • Native to Baja, Ca.
  • Average height of 80 to 100 feet and width of 10 to 15 feet
  • Yearly growth rate of 36 inches or more
  • Longevity is 50-150 years
  • Stems have sharp spiny edges w/leaves that are shaped like accordion fans
  • Has tiny hair-like fibers on leaf tips
  • Has a edible drupe (like a cherry or plum)
  • Is drought and somewhat fire resistant & is cold hardy


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Mexican Fan Palm photo

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