Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers
Washingtonia filifera Fan-leaved Palm
Washingtonia filifera, also known as desert fan palm or California fan palm or
California palm, is a flowering plant in the palm family (Arecaceae), and native to the
southwestern U.S. and Baja California. Growing to 15–20 m (49–66 ft) tall by 3–6 m
(10–20 ft) broad, it is an evergreen monocot with a tree-like growth habit. It has a
sturdy columnar trunk and waxy fan-shaped (palmate) leaves.