Washington Fan Palm, Mexican Fan Palm Washingtonia robusta

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Botanical Name:

Washingtonia robusta

Family:

Arecaceae

Genus:

Washingtonia

Species:

robusta

Common Name:

Washington Fan Palm, Mexican Fan Palm

Height:
75 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
10

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  • Washingtonia robusta

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: let stand in water for 12 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Washingtonia robusta ( Mexican Fan Palm or Mexican Washingtonia ) is a palm tree native to western Sonora and Baja California Sur in northwestern Mexico . It grows to 25 m (82 ft) tall, rarely up to 30 m (98 ft). The leaves have a petiole up to 1 m (3.3 ft) long, and a palmate fan of leaflets up to 1 m long. The inflorescence is up to 3 m (9.8 ft) long, with numerous small pale orange-pink flowers . The fruit is a spherical, blue-black drupe , 6–8 mm (0.24–0.31 in) diameter; it is edible, though thin-fleshed. more...
Usda description:
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