Washingtonia palm growing palm tree of the genus Washingtonia palm also known as Mexican fan palm, Washingtonia palm perennial evergreen used for edible fruits and mostly as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate, tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Leaves color green leaves in frond shape when the start to grow it’s like sword when it’s open rounded shape in shredded like fork or spoon narrow tines in the size 1-2 m.
Flower color pink, yellow or white, flowers grow on clump its branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers dioecious male and female flower on separate plants.
Washingtonia palm palm fruits
Fruit edible, color of the fruit purple-black, the fruit round shapeless.
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Requirements for Washingtonia palm palm growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Allelopathy, hard to pick the fruit, invasive
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Dead leaves but not to cut them until the trunk the stem of the dead leaves protect the trunk
Size of the plant:
10-25 m, 30-75 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:
General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers grow on clump its branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers dioecious male and female flower on separate plants
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Washingtonia palm fruit?
Eaten raw, cakes, dry, juice, jam and frozen
Work requirements on the fruit:
When the tree is young it’s easy to pick the fruit after that it become harder
How long does it take to bear fruit?