From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Washingtonia filifera
Common Name: California Fan Palm
- California's only native palm tree; Highly prized and planted in urban areas throughout the world. Uncommon in nature.
- Plant Family: Arecaceae
- Plant Type: Tree
- Height by Width: 66'h x 10'w
- Growth Habit: Tall, upright, erect
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Sun
- Soil Preference: Sand to clay
- Water Requirements: Semi-moist
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: White
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Sonoran Desert, Northern Baja
- Natural Habitat: Groves, moist places, seeps, springs, streamsides below 4000'
- Care and Maintenance
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "The well known palm found in Palm Canyon, and other spots bordering on the Colorado Desert. Grows to a large size, most effective when planted in groups. Gallon cans, 50c; 5 gallon cans, $1.75."
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.