California Fan Palm
Origin: Desert Oasis throughout Southern California,
Eastern Arizona & Northern Baja California, Mexico.
Evergreen, Fan Palm tree. Moderate growth rate, 40 - 60' in height, 15
- 20' spread. Upright Palm.
Palmate leaves 3 - 6" on 4 - 6" armed petioles. Coriaceous surface texture,
gray-green in color.
Perfect; creamy-white, 1/4" on 6 - 10' long stalks.
Dry, indehiscent, drupe, edible, white to Purple-black at maturity. 1/2"
Thick single trunk, many times covered with persistent dead fronds.
Smooth and gray.
Full sun, wind, heat and cold. Sunset zones: 8, 9, 11 - 24.
Loam, sand, moist, well drained.
Pink bud rot.
To remove dead fronds.
Accent, background, edible fruit, right of way, specimen.
If left unpruned will develop large 'skirt' of dead fronds.
These skirts may become a fire hazard.
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