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Washingtonia robusta | Mexican fan palm - Stem 20-30cm - Girth 26-32cm - Height 120-130cm - 30lt

Washingtonia robusta | Mexican fan palm - Stem 20-30cm - Girth 26-32cm - Height 120-130cm - 30lt

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Washingtonia robusta, commonly known as Mexican fan palm or Mexican Washingtonia, is a tall and majestic palm tree that belongs to the Arecaceae family. It is native to northwestern Mexico and is widely cultivated around the world for its striking appearance and adaptability to various climates.

With its slender trunk and elegant crown of fan-shaped leaves, Washingtonia robusta can reach impressive heights of up to 30 meters (98 feet) or more. The trunk is smooth, grayish-brown in color, and prominently ringed with the scars of shed fronds. The leaves are large and fan-like, composed of numerous narrow, deep green leaflets that can grow up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) in length.

One of the notable features of Washingtonia robusta is its resilience to harsh conditions. It is highly tolerant of heat, drought, and wind, making it suitable for arid and coastal environments. This adaptability has made it a popular choice for landscaping in regions with Mediterranean, desert, or subtropical climates.

In spring, Washingtonia robusta produces showy inflorescences that emerge from among the leaves. These inflorescences bear small creamy-white flowers, which are followed by small, round fruits that turn black when ripe. While the fruits are not particularly ornamental, they do provide a source of food for birds and other wildlife.

When cultivated, Washingtonia robusta requires well-drained soil and full sun exposure to thrive. It is a fast-growing palm, adding several feet to its height each year under ideal conditions. Regular watering is necessary during its establishment period, but once established, it becomes more drought-tolerant.

Due to its towering stature and graceful appearance, Washingtonia robusta is often used as a focal point in parks, gardens, and along streets and boulevards. Its striking silhouette against the sky creates a sense of grandeur and can add a touch of tropical flair to any landscape.

In conclusion, Washingtonia robusta is a remarkable palm tree known for its tall stature, fan-shaped leaves, and adaptability to different climates. Its ability to withstand challenging conditions has made it a popular choice for landscaping projects worldwide, bringing a touch of elegance and beauty to gardens and public spaces.

  • Common Name

    Mexican fan palm

  • Family

    Washingtonia

  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size

    30

  • Height (cm)

    120-130cm

  • Native To

    Mexico

  • Flower

    Small, creamy-white, showy inflorescences.

  • Foliage

    Large, fan-shaped, deep green foliage.

  • Maturation period

    15-30 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

15-20 meters

Mature Width

5-6m

Shape / habit

bushy

Preferred Location

Orientation

Full Sun prefered, Partial shade

Soil Type

Well-drained, slightly acidic soil preferred.

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period

Flower

spring

Foliage

all year

Fruit

no

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