What is the difference between California fan palm and Mexican fan palm?
Both have large, dangerously sharp, strong hooks or teeth along the petioles but the Mexican Fan Palms have a reddish brown coloration at the base of the petioles that extends down most of the length of the petiole, while California Fan Palms have completely green petioles.
How tall do Mexican fan palms grow?
70 to 100 feet
The Mexican fan palm is a fast-growing species that can reach heights of 70 to 100 feet, making it too tall for typical residential landscapes. It is native to northern Mexico but grows well in Florida, being hardy down to about 20°F or USDA hardiness zone 9A.
What kind of palm trees are in Sacramento?
Most familiar in Sacramento is the fast-growing Mexican fan palm (Washingtonia robusta). It’s spread by birds, who love its fruit and seeds. Drought- and salt-tolerant, these popular palms grow several feet a year and can reach 100 feet.
What is the name of the palm tree that looks like a fan?
Fan Palm, Washingtonia filifera. Washingtonia filifera, also known as desert fan palm or California fan palm or California palm, is a flowering plant in the palm family (Arecaceae), and native to the southwestern U. S. and Baja California.
Are Mexican fan palms messy?
So, if you have the California or Mexican fan palms then all of them are “messy”. But date palms are different. Male date palms are less messy around pools than female date palms. Date palms may be started from seed or suckers.
Do Mexican fan palms have deep roots?
The roots of the fan palm are thin and fibrous and typically form a clump or network called a root ball instead of the primary root system that other plants have. The ball system means the tree’s roots do not take up much space, and you can transplant the tree easily as a result.
Are Mexican Fan Palm invasive?
Mexican fan palm is a common landscape ornamental that has become invasive in riparian areas, orchards and landscaped areas. This palm is known to create monospecific stands in riparian areas, and dead fronds of the tree can create a fire hazard.
Are there different types of fan palms?
Mexican fan palm
Fan palms/Lower classifications
Livistona (Chinese fan palm and others) Washingtonia (California fan palm, Mexican fan palm) Latania (Indian Ocean fan palms)
What is the lifespan of a Mexican fan palm?
A Mexican Fan Palm can grow to over 100 feet tall, adding 2 to 3 feet per year when young and slowing to about 1 foot or less per year near maturity. Research on native stands shows that they can live up to 500 years.
How tall does a Mexican fan palm grow?
Cold Tolerance: Mexican Fan Palm is cold hardy and can tolerate cold down to 15F but temperature lower than 23F might damage leaves. It is great for growing in USDA Zones 8b (15 to 20 F) to 11 (above 40 F). The Mexican fan palm is a fast-growing species that can reach heights of 70 to 100 feet, making it too tall for typical residential landscapes.
Where does the Washingtonia robusta Mexican fan palm grow?
It is native to northern Mexico but grows well in Florida, being hardy down to about 20°F or USDA hardiness zone 9A. This species readily hybridizes with the closely related California fan palm (Washingtonia filifera), a shorter, stockier species that is poorly adapted to Florida’s climate.
How long does it take to ship a California Fan Palm?
We offer our Mexican Fan Palms, California Fan Palms and Hybrids natural or skinned and can generally ship within days of ordering. We have most sizes and quantities available. We dig these trees fresh to order, they are sold by the trunk foot at wholesale market price. Please call or send us an Email for all Pricing & Availability Questions.