Washingtonia robustaMexican Fan palm, Sky Duster
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The Mexican Fan Palm is a tall, vigorous palm that quickly grows a stout trunk, albeit thinner than its sister species Washingtonia filifera. Widely grown worldwide, the Skyduster is probably most familiar from the avenue plantings in California. Trunks are topped by a crown of large (1.5m wide or more) fan leaves that have loose threaded margins and often a purplish brown patch at the base of the leaf stalk - another feature lacking in Washingtonia filifera. Although often scorched by frost below around -5C or so Washingtonia robusta quickly regrows when the weather improves and replaces the damaged leaves.
Washingtonia robusta Identification Sheet
- Northern Mexico
- Common name(s)
- Mexican Fan palm, Sky Duster
- Full sun, well-drained soil
We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.
The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.
Most palms need tropical or subtropical temperatures, but there are some suitable for planting outdoors in the British Isles. Hardy palms are invaluable as structural plants in tropical-style gardens and look effective when planted with bananas, bamboos and New Zealand flax.
Hardy palm trees can be planted at any time of the year, but ideally it should be done during spring and summer.
Try to dig a hole a good deal bigger than the root-ball, which should be given a good soak before planting. Back-fill the hole with a free draining mix
Water thoroughly. This will be beneficial to the establishment of the root system. If planting during a dry spell, water the hole first, allow to drain, plant, back-fill, and then water again.
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Bought one of these in a 40L pot. Great customer service & got a full refund on my delivery cost as I never received it the next day, I received it the following day on Saturday. The tree was well-packaged, and once unwrapped absolutely beautiful. I've got it in my front garden and am delighted. Fantastic place to buy your item from.
Bought one of these 40L, I ordered it next day it never arrived. I spoke to customer services & they got it delivered the following day Saturday. I received a full refund on my delivery charge, " Thank you very much " Great customer service & I fully recommend them. Once unwrapped absolutely beautiful in my front garden.
Ordered a 10 litre Mexican Fan Palm along with several other plants (palms, bananas, tree ferns). Arrived very securely packed along with the other plants. I was surprised by how tall this was (perhaps 4-5 ft). One negative was one of the leaves being in quite a bad state. Otherwise the plant is a beautiful architectural delight. Repotted in a new, larger pot it enhances our outer space significantly.
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