Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉) 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 50-70 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 25 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- 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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My palm tree
Hi my name is Karon and I’m 9 years old and I really love Mother Nature and I love my palm tree I got it’s a little damaged but I think it’s from the delivery And I think it’s going to bounce back and I give this tree 5 stars and. And I just wanted to tell you that I really love my tree
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.
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.
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.
Planting & Care
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.
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