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Mexican Fan Palm

Washingtonia robusta

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)



Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

50-70 ft.

Mature Width:

25 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

5-10 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Washingtonia robusta

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, NM, TX

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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Fast grower-be prepared!
I bought two of these to replace some oleander that the previous owners of our house had used to landscape around the swimming pool. We had young children at the time and were a bit paranoid about the toxicity of the oleander. So what to plant? Palms were the first thing that crossed my mind. We bought these on our landscaper's recommendation. He said they'd grow quickly. Well, that's the good part. The bad part? They KEEP growing quickly!!! The ones we planted in 2012 were maybe 4 feet tall. Now, five years later, they're at least 20 feet tall with no signs of slowing down. They're so tall, they're growing into the canopy of oaks behind them. I could barely trim them this spring with my pole saw while standing on my 5 foot step ladder. Next year, I'm going to have to use my 10 foot ladder or just pay someone. I can't imagine what these things are going to look like in another 5 years. They're BEASTS! Make sure to plan appropriately when selecting a site on your landscape.
June 26, 2017
Growing Zone:
8
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
NC
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
8
Good
Love the tree as soon as I planted people ask me where did u get tree .i gave the address. It is growing extra leaf now and no body has in my area love it
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September 5, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
beautiful palm tree
I would suggest if you live where it does not get very cold, IN the yard would be a perfect place to plant. At least 2 palm trees.
Especially on the coast by the ocean.
May 20, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago

Planting & Care



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


Mexican Fan Palm Planting Diretions

Mexican Fan Palms are tall trees with upright branches and lush light green colored leaves that spread out like a fan towards the end of their fronds. This variety known as “Washingtonia robusta” performs best in USDA growing zones 4-11 on the patio and 8-11 outdoors in full sun. The Mexican fan palms are moderate growers, maturing to a height of 50-70 feet tall and 25 feet in width.

Location: Choose a location that receives a lot of sun (6+ hours daily) with well draining soil.

Planting Directions (in the ground):
1) Dig your hole 2-3 times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball.
2) Loosen the soil, in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your fan palm and gently position 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.
4) Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site, tamping down the soil as you go.
5) When finished, apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets.

Planting Directions (potted):
1) Choose a container that is 1-2 times larger than the pot that the plant initially arrived in.
2) Use a quality acidic potting medium such as a palm or citrus mix.
3) Partially fill the container part way, position the palm and fill the remainder leaving a slight space from the rim of the pot.
4) Choose a location on the patio, backyard, or front/side of the house providing it will receive full to partial sun.
5) Water until it begins to flow through the bottom drainage holes, keep the soil slightly moist but not saturated.
6) If bringing indoors during the winter, keep by a sunny window and water as needed. Avoid exposure to both drafts and heat from a window or vent.

Watering (in the ground): Palm trees are drought tolerant once established, but will require frequent watering as they establish. Allowing the soil to dry out will weaken the root system of the palm tree. Only allow the soil to dry 1-2 inches down before watering again. The frequency will depend on the climate and how much rain you receiving.

Watering (potted): Stick you finger into the potting soil down to a depth of 2 inches and feel around for any moisture. If the soil is drying out, go ahead and water until you see it escaping the drainage holes and then stop. If there is still moisture present, leave it be until it dries a bit more.

Pruning: Palms do not need much pruning except to remove damaged fronds. Be careful not to pull off any dead or damaged fronds as that can leave a wound behind. Always remove any damaged fronds by pruning them off with a sharp pair of sterilized pruners.

Mulch: To help enrich the soil and reduce growth competition from weeds, apply a heavy mulch around the trunk, using wood chips, cypress bark or lawn clippings. This will also help to reduce water consumption. Avoid letting the mulch touch the trunk as this can promote rot and/or fungus.

Fertilizing: Nutrients are vital for palm trees to thrive. The sandy, well draining soils they prefer have a tendency for nutrients to leach away quickly. You can apply palm fertilizers that contain specific nutrients best suited for palms. The slow release of these nutrients will provide consistent, targeted feeding to help your tree grow strong and healthy. If you prefer, you can use a balanced fertilizer such as an 8-8-8 formula for quicker growth in spring and summer. To avoid yellowing and maintain a healthy shade of green coloring, feed your tree a few spoons full of Epsom salt or a fertilizer that contains nutrients like manganese which will prevent the yellowing and shriveling of the fronds.

Planting & Care

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look cool
bdamon on Jul 29, 2018
drought tolerant
Terri R on May 22, 2018
look cool
bdamon on Jul 29, 2018
I liked the way it looked. It said fast growing and works in my temperature zone
Tommy S on Jun 7, 2018
drought tolerant
Terri R on May 22, 2018
I liked the way it looked. It said fast growing and works in my temperature zone
Tommy S on Jun 7, 2018
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.
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.
HOW can the suggested distance between plants be 10-15 feet IF they claim the final width is 25 feet? That makes no SENSE, I’ve NEVER seen a 25 foot wide palm tree. EVER!
Dan W on Sep 3, 2018
Will this tree produce coconuts?
Bob K on Mar 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I've had mine growing in a container for the past 3 years and haven't noticed any kind of fruit. According to website it shows very small berry-like fruit not coconuts.
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 southern Mississippi. We are looking for a cold tolerant palm tree that will survive outside in winter. What would work for us????Thanks for your help!
Jamie H on Jul 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 8-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm

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