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Mexican Fan Palm

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 8-11 outdoors
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

50-70 ft.

Mature Width:

25 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Washingtonia robusta

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A Fast Growing Tropical Beauty

Mexican Fan Palms are for those who want a tall mature palm quickly. It will grow up to 5 feet a year to provide a tropical look in your yard in almost no time. Place it in your landscape and watch it quickly grow into the main attraction.

Often referred to as the 'Washington Palm', the Mexican Fan Palm has upright branches with leaves spread out on the ends. They're spread like a hand or fan. Once this tree takes off it will wave hello to your guests and neighbors.

The leaves have a lush light green color that draws the eye. They stand out against the reddish brown to grey colored, textured trunk.

Old leaves fall around the top of the trunk forming what most refer to as its hula skirt.

Mexican Fan Palms are often valued for their ability to quickly reach new heights. They're elegant trees that tower over the other plants in a landscape.

They're a beacon that provide breath taking color in front of homes and resorts with their oval shaped crowns.

Best of all, Mexican Fan Palms are low maintenance and drought tolerant. They only need a little water in order to flourish.

These fast growing palms quickly sell out. We recommend getting yours today before they're gone.

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great packing of plants
Plants arrived in great shape. They have been a little slow getting started but seem to be adjusting to the replant and are starting to show signs of adapting to the Florida climate.
May 23, 2016
Milton, FL
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Need to Hang on to this One
I was talked into planting these two summers in a row but NC winter killed them. I decided to follow my neighbors lead, she's got two in containers that she wheels out each spring through fall. So the one I have is now in a container, looks good among all the other palms I have.
August 2, 2016
3 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Mexican Fan Palm

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Mexican Fan Palm.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Mexican Fan Palm gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Mexican Fan Palm again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Can i plant this in a pot in zone 6?
bdamon on Jul 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant it in a pot and bring it indoors in the winter.
I live in Ohio where it gets very cold. Can I keep this small enough in a pot so I can put it indoors in the winter?
Dennis M on Jul 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can keep it in a container and bring it indoors in the winter.
Can I grow this tree in a large pot ?
Matthew M on Jun 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can grow it in a large pot.

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