California Fan Palm, Washingtonia filifera, is the only palm tree native to California. It grows in springs in California's southern desserts. California fan palm is hardy to about 10 deg.F. where it grows in the desert. Ours have come back from 15 deg. with no damage. California Fan Palm will eventually be a 50 ft. tree with a study stout trunk. It is alkali tolerant. If planted in a grove, California Fan Palm can provide unsurpassed deep, cool shade, as they do for all the critters that call them home in the hot deserts they grow in.
Washingtonia filifera tolerates alkaline soil, sand and seasonal flooding.
Washingtonia filifera is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Washingtonia filifera has color green and is evergreen.
Flower of Washingtonia filifera has color na.
Fruit of Washingtonia filifera is edible.
Communities for Washingtonia filifera:Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland and Riparian (rivers & creeks).