|Common Name||Mexican fan palms.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||30m in its native habitat|
Planting And Care
It is probably one of the fastest-growing palm trees in the world even in cool weather but for it to really shoot up, it likes heat during the summer months. Washingtonians are happier in a less humid climate than ours, so pick a sunny, well-drained place where the palm will get good breezes. Soil amendments aren’t really necessary. Beware of the sharp teeth on the palm s leaf stems.
Plant at least 6 to 8 feet away from the house to give the big fronds room to spread out. If planting in a row, place them at least 6 feet apart. For use along a drive, come out at least 5 or 6 feet so the young palms wide crown isn’t in the way. This palm is too fast and too big to make a good container plant.
|Sunlight||Full sun, sheltered aspect.|
|Watering||it appreciates regular watering to keep it moving.|
|Soil||Good drainage, alkaline gritty soil.|
|Temperature||it will manage temperatures to -6C but needs care and extra protection through the winter months.|
|Fertilizer||Fertilize in spring, summer, and fall with a good palm fertilizer containing micronutrients.|
- Landscape uses for Washingtonian palm lining the property border in groups as architectural accents for a tall house anchor or backdrop for groupings of smaller palms and shrubs in a row along a fence, walk, or driveway