Palm specifications

  • English name : Washingtonia filifera palm
  • Scientific name : washingtonia robusta
  • Family : Palmae
  • Genus : Aracaceae

Fan palm from the palm family, two cultivars, Washington and Latania, are known as fan palms. The Washington palm tree is native to western Sonora and Baja in southern California and northwestern Mexico. Dry blowing palm This tree can grow up to 30 meters in height. The leaves have a petiole 1 meter long.

The leaflets are connected at the bottom. The leaves often grow vertically, and the fibrous, white strands appear as hairs around the leaves. Its inflorescence is up to 3 meters long and has a large number of small pale orange-pink flowers.

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The fruit is spherical and black and white, 6-8 mm in diameter, and in some areas has nutritional value. Washington palm can withstand temperatures up to -8 degrees Celsius. Washington palm is resistant to cold up to 5 degrees below zero. But more than this cold causes this palm to dry out. Washington palms are relatively hardy to salt and drought tolerant.

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Dried fan palm

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Washington Palm Planting Method

The Washington palm is propagated by seeds and cuttings produced at the bottom of the plant. Seedlings are usually transplanted to the ground in temperate climates in the fall or early winter.

Planting time : early spring

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The most common palm species

  • Cabbage palm / Sabbal palmetto

This palm is the official and native tree of the US state of Florida that grows well. It has a strong trunk with a tall that is more than 20 meters high. Older leaves fall off naturally.

  • Dwarf palmetto / sabal miner

This palm is native to the southeast and is suitable for use as a non-desert shrub in the shade, which can withstand temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees. You can easily grow it in full sun. It has broad leaves and strong and long leaf stems with a maximum height of 3 to 4 meters. Wet soil tolerance is a characteristic of this beautiful palm.

  • Date palm / phoenix dactylifera

This classic palm is native to the deserts. It grows with a long trunk to a height of over 30 meters and has strong and resistant leaves. It is grown as one of the fruit trees in the Middle East and after reaching maturity, it has good resistance to severe cold, but needs intense summer heat to bear fruit.

  • Chinese fan palm / livistona chinensis

This palm grows somewhat slowly and eventually reaches a height of about 12 meters, with a light green color and round leaves that grow up to 2.5 meters. The tree is hardy but must be protected from sudden deep freezing. It has very beautiful seeds in blue-green colors.

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  • Fan palm / Chamaerops humilis

One of the best examples for general use and gardening, which reaches a height of 4 to 6 meters. It has leaves about one meter and a strong trunk of this palm makes it beautiful. This palm can withstand all low temperatures, even up to 10 degrees Celsius for a short time.

  • Jelly or pindo palm ( butia capitata )

Planting this palm in the street or a focal point in landscaping makes it have a beautiful landscape. This palm can withstand temperatures up to 20 degrees Celsius below zero. Its growth is slow and its maximum height is 6 meters. Due to its height, it is one of the best choices for planting under power lines and boulevards. It has water-green and arched green leaves.

Its fruits are yellow or red and edible. It can also be used to make jelly, which is why it is known as “jelly palm”.

  • Windmill palm / Trachycarpus fortunei

Used as a decorative species in the ground or in pots. It grows relatively fast and is about 8 meters tall. This single-stemmed palm has light green leaves that are covered with dense brown fibers at the top of the trunk. This palm can withstand short periods of extreme cold, even when not mature, and is the most cold-resistant palm in Atlanta.

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  • Needle palm / Rhapidophyllum hystrix

This palm is native to Southeast Asia. It grows slowly and reaches a height of about 3 meters. It looks like a large dwarf palm ( sabol ) and has dark green leaves.

This palm species is excellent for use as a non-desert palm and cultivated in shady and low sunny places. It is also used to cover around buildings even to control soil erosion, including in relatively cold climates as the palm can tolerate sub-zero temperatures well.

  • Saw palmetto / Serenoa repens

It is one of the native palm species of Southeast Asia. This small, thick is adapted to many types of soil and grows only about 0.5 meters. Its beautiful silver color has made it popular in gardening and landscaping.

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