Soaring to over 100 ft (30.5 m), this skyscraper of the palm world is a striking sight when planted at equal intervals along a boulevard or when snuggled up in groups against high rise buildings. The gray trunk is ringed with closely set leaf scars although usually at least part of the trunk remains covered with dead leaves that hang in a thatch. The solitary trunk, about 10-12 in (25.4-30.5 cm) in diameter, bulges at the ground and becomes slender as it approaches a crown of large palmate leaves with gracefully drooping leaflet tips. These are rich glossy green and grow to about 5 ft (1.5 m) long and 4 ft (1.2 m) wide. They are borne on 3 ft (0.9 m) orange leaf stems that are edged with vicious sawtooth spines.
Culture Washington palm prefers a moderately rich well drained soil but can survive on poor soils, even sand. Light It does best in bright sunny conditions but Washington palm will tolerate some shade. Moisture Washington palm is drought resistant when established, but looks better and grows faster when given adequate moisture. Hardiness USDA Zones 9-11. Washington palm is hardy down to about 20ºF but foliage will be damaged at that temperature. Propagation Propagate by seeds, which will germinate within 2 months.
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