Friday, March 26, 2010

Washington palm

Washington palm (W.Robusta) is a tropical tall palm tree native to California. It has a tall, slender trunk, up to 100 feet tall and large, fan-shaped leaves that create a dense and compact canopy. Dead fronds hang downward and form a dense hula skirt over the trunk. Washington palm loves sunny locations and well-drained soils. They are sensitive to the winter temperature below 20 degrees F and prefer temperatures about 80 degrees F and higher. Washington palms have low watering needs.
Washington palm (Washingtonia robusta) is often used in street plantings and as a specimen landscape palnt.