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Washingtonia robusta

Mexican Fan Palm
Arecaceae (Palmae)
Palms and cycads

WASHINGTONIA

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 robusta

To 100 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide; trunk is slightly curved or bent, slimmer than that of W. filifera. Head of bright green foliage is more compact; leafstalks are shorter, with a red streak on the undersides.

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