Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta, Washington palm, Mexican fan palm

Washingtonia robusta

Common Name: Washington palm, Mexican fan palm

Origin: Mexico

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8B-11; Little damage below 22°F; hardy to about 20°F

 

Characteristics

Identification

Growth Rate: Fast

Height: 70-100’

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Soil Preference: Adaptable

Drought Tolerance: High

Light Requirements: High

Hazards: Sharp teeth

Pest Problems: Palmetto weevils, scales

Disease Problems: Phytophthora root and bud rot

Habit: Solitary; canopy about 30 leaves

Leaf Size: 4-6’ wide

Foliage: Bright green

Flower Color: Off-white

Fruit Color: Brownish black

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:55