Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta)
The Mexican Fan Palm, Washingtonia robusta, can grow to be a large palm tree and is sure to bring a tropical, resort-style look and feel to any landscape in the Southwest. From Mexico, this classic-looking palm tree thrives in full sun and requires low water once established. It’s a drought tolerant palm tree noted for its slender, slightly curved trunk. In fact, some choose to have the trunks skinned for a unique “cigar cut” effect that can create a more formal appearance. Feel free to speak with a Moon Valley Nursery pro if you desire this “cigar cut” look, we can do it!
Another one of its notable characteristics are its crowns of large, fan-shaped, bright green fronds with shorter leafstalks. These leafstalks feature a red streak on the undersides that add to its attraction. An evergreen Mexican Fan Palm is ideal for use on larger properties and is often seen used as street trees and for adding vertical effects in large gardens. It’s a fast growing, cold hardy palm with salt tolerance, so it is an excellent choice for beachside planting and coastal areas. Thanks to its grand, statuesque appearance, and spectacular leaves, homeowners may want to install night lighting to highlight its attractive features.
At Moon Valley Nurseries, we grow and nurture small to large Mexican Fan Palms on our farms, so if you are looking to add an instant tropical resort-style look to your landscape, buy as big as you can. Let us do all the work. We have an experienced landscape crew ready to plant a Mexican Fan Palm tree in your landscape, no matter what landscape application you choose.
Be sure to use Moon Valley Nurseries Super Charged Moon Juice and All Natural Planting Mulch for spectacular results. You buy it – we deliver and plant it!
Long time favorite for ease of growth
Classic resort style palm tree
Very wide variety of landscape applications
Very durable palm. Cold hardy & loves full sun!