A Fast Track to Tropical Appeal
The Washington Palm is so fast growing, it can conjure up a tropical look in record time. It is also one of the most cold-tolerant palms you’ll find. Its fan-shaped leaves give the plant its common name, the Mexican Fan Palm. Left in a natural state, the browned fronds form a “petticoat” of thatch, which many gardeners trim off.
Once established, the palm is moderately salt and drought tolerant. It prefers a sunny, well drained spot, and loves a breezy location.