Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta)

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)


Common name: Mexican Fan Palm
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Washingtonia
Species robusta

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/51656/

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil(Zone 11)

Impressive trees... is it common for them to conserve the older leaves?

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

In our dry climate it's the norm. All the photos you see of bare trunks are either of pruned trees (95%) or very old, windblown trees in which the leaves finally fell off (most of those still have some leaves near the base, though).

Tomball, TX

it's very ugly.....I never seen anything like this.

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