Palm, Mexican Fan or Washington Palm

Washingtonia robusta

  • Quick grower to over 100’ but doesn’t normally reach full height in Florida due to susceptibility to lightning strikes.

  • Known for their skirt of dead leaves which can be home to many small animals and birds.

  • Large dark green leaves have orange leaf stems that are edged with sawtooth spines

  • Salt resistant.


Desert mountain valleys of Sonora and Baja Mexico.

USDA Cold hardiness Zones


Light Requirement

Full sun is best but will take some shade

Soil Requirements

Drought resistant but will grow faster and look better with adequate water