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, and parkways. The species often hybridize if growing near each other.Washingtonia filifera
From California and Arizona. Grows to 60 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide, with a thicker trunk than W. robusta. Long-stalked, 3–6-ft., light green leaves stand well apart in an open crown. As leaves mature, they bend down to form a “skirt” of thatch. In native stands in the desert, this species always grows near springs or other moist spots.
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