20 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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California Fan Palm Overview
Washingtonia filifera is an evergreen palm in the Arecaceae family. It develops large fan-shaped leaves at the top of its slender stem. Each leaf composed of many leaflets at the end of a spine edged petiole that can be up to 1m long. In late spring and early summer small white flowers are produced in long hanging sprays that can develop into dark brown fruits.
Common problems with California Fan Palm
How to harvest California Fan Palm
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate California Fan Palm
Special features of California Fan Palm
If growing under glass, use a loam based compost with added leaf mould and sharp sand.
Other uses of California Fan Palm
This architectural palm can be used to give structure to a range of locations from urban courtyards to a tropical garden. It can also be grown in containers indoors when young.