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.
From China. Though this loquat produces edible fruit, it’s most often used as an ornamental. Gro...
Native to the western Mediterranean, this ground cover grows 2 to 4 in. high, spreading indefinitely b...
To 100 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide; trunk is slightly curved or bent, slimmer than that of W. filifera. Head...