Mexican Fan Palm
Scientific Name: Washingtonia robusta H. Wendl.
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Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix to 20°F ( -7°C)
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: North mexico
Growth Habits: Solitary palm tree to 100 feet tall (18m) with thin trunk
Watering Needs: Drought resistant, but grows fast with regular water
The Mexican Fan Palm is much taller and thinner than the Californian Fan Palm. 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 "robusta" comes from the Latine for "robust".
Flower stalk from among the leaf bases, producing small round fruits, small round glossy red seeds.