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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, and parkways. The species often hybridize if growing near each other.

Washingtonia robusta

From Mexico. Grows to 100 ft. tall and 10 ft. wide; the 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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