Mexican Fan Palm | Drought Tolerant Trees

The Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta) can be used to add a southwestern, tropical flare to just about any landscape. They can be used formally, planted in straight lines along roads, driveways or sidewalks. Informal planting of varying heights, mixed with dwarf palm varieties.

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Water Needs

Wet to dry soil


Full sun to partial shade


80-100 feet

Canopy Width

10-15 feet

Growth Rate

Over 36 inches per season




Small black drupe

Pest & Disease

Susceptible to Beetle Borers

Fire Resistance


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To learn more about creating a water wise landscape, check out our complete list of the best drought tolerant and drought resistant trees for North County San Diego. You can also contact our Certified Arborist to ask a question!

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