California Fan Palm
Palms and cycads
These fast-growing fan palms are too tall for most suburban gardens; they are best suited to large properties, avenues, parkways. Species often hybridize if growing near each other.Washingtonia filifera
To 60 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide, with thicker trunk than W. robusta. Long-stalked, 3–6-ft., light green leaves stand well apart in open crown. As leaves mature, they bend down to form a “skirt” of thatch. In native stands in desert, this species always grows near springs or other moist spots.
Native to China and northern India. Grows to 30–50 ft. tall and wide, with an irregular habit. R...
Native to Japan. As a 2–3-ft. tall youngster, has an airy, fernlike appearance; with age (grows ...
Grows to 5 ft. tall and wide, with small, silvery leaves and deep purple flowers. ‘Silver Cloud&...