25 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Washington palm Overview
Washingtonia is a genus with just 2 evergreen palm species in the palm family, Arecaceae. Typically their stems do not branch and they are grown for their foliage, ornamental appearance and stature. Foliage is fan-shaped, leathery and deeply lobed, leaf bases are retained on the trunk after their leaves are spent. In cultivation, these are commonly removed to mitigate fire risks. Flowers are small, white-pink, with 3 petals, tubular in shape and borne in feathery clusters. Originating from dry, rocky environmental in the Southwestern USA and Northern Mexico, these may be grown as specimen trees in warm climates. In frost-prone climates, they are better grown in temperate or warm greenhouses or young specimens may be kept as houseplants.
Common problems with Washington palm
How to harvest Washington palm
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Washington palm
Special features of Washington palm
If growing under glass, use a loam based compost with added leaf mould and sharp sand.
Other uses of Washington palm
These architectural palms 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.