California Fan Palm
Scientific Name: Washingtonia filifera (Linden ex André) H. Wendl.
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Recommended Temperature Zone:|
Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix to 18°F ( -8°C)
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: California and USA southwestern deserts
Growth Habits: Solitary palm tree to 60 feet tall (18m) with thick trunk
Watering Needs: Drought resistant, but grows fast with regular water
The Fan Palms are inexpensive due to the ease and speed with which they can be grown. They are relatively high maintenance, since the dead leaves need to be trimmed every year.
The species name "filifera" comes from the Latine for "thread bearing".
Flower stalk from among the leaves, producing small round fruits, small round glossy red seeds.