Syn. Neowashingtonia robusta, Washingtonia filifera var. robusta

Common name: Desert fan palm, California fan palm, California palm, American cotton palm, Arizona fan palm

Native to: Western United States

 

This is a much sturdier version of Washingtonia robusta, with a much thicker trunk. Growing to 15–20 m tall by 3–6 m broad, it is an evergreen palm with a tree-like growth habit. It has a sturdy, columnar trunk and waxy, fan-shaped (palmate) leaves.

Washingtonia filifera

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun

    Flowers: Inflorescence of small white flowers on bracts

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen, costapalmate, induplicate, split about half the blade length into numerous segments with stiff tips and threads (marginal fibers) hanging between segments. Many bright green leaves form a full crown.

    Growth habit: Upright, tapered stem, roughly twice as wide at the base than the crown, and bright green leaves forming a dense crown.

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant

    Height: Up to 20 metres

    Spread: Up to 3 - 6 metres

    Soil requirements: Prefers well-drained soils. 

    Uses: Large structural planting in areas with a lot of space and impressive accent features in large space.

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