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Washingtonia filifera
Washingtonia filifera

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Zones 8-28, H1, H2
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Moderate, Minimal

Washingtonia filifera

California Fan Palm
Arecaceae (Palmae)
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.

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