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Washingtonia filifera /California Fan Palm

Washingtonia filifera  / Washingtonia filifera
Young palm fronds
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Young palm fronds

Palm with old fronds clinging to trunks. Need annual grooming by removing these old fronds

Huge, fan-shaped fronds with filaments along the margins


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Scientific Name: Washingtonia filifera
Common Name: California Fan Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Palms and Palm-like Plants
Comments: This is a tall growing palm that produces a gray trunk and huge fan shaped fronds that have threads along the edges of the leaflets. Leaf stems are smooth. Old browning fronds persist for a long time if they are not removed each year. These "peticoats" can be rather unattractive on a stately palm.