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Washingtonia Filifera California Fan Palm Seeds

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Washingtonia Filifera California Fan Palm is an exceptionally hardy palm variety ideal for a range of landscaping applications, particularly in dry and coastal environments. This medium-sized palm (5 - 10m in most garden settings) is a great performer in larger gardens and public spaces, and in time, forms a majestic palm with the classical fan-shaped leaves and beautiful ornate grey trunk. The fronds of Washingtonia Filifera California Fan Palm have a mild silvery tinge to them, providing a beautiful contrast to other (boring green) palm varieties, particularly when interplanted.

Despite the beautiful appearance of the California Fan Palm, the plants are actually very robust and quite easy to grow. They are generally pest and disease resistant and handle a very diverse range of growing conditions from very hot to relatively cool, and are also drought tolerant. Unlike many of the common and wild varieties of Palms which tend to grow irregularly and are often difficult to establish, the ashingtonia Filifera California Fan Palm is highly suitable for landscape applications because of its superior performance, particularly its drought and cold tolerance, with established plants being able to survive temperatures below freezing (unlike many other palms).

Advantages of Washingtonia Filifera California Fan Palm

  • Spectacular palm variety ideal for landscaping
  • Highly drought and frost tolerant
  • Medium sized palm
  • Elegant silver-tinged foliage
  • Extra-low maintenance (very hardy)


  • 5 - 10m height in garden settings, but old trees may grow much larger
  • 6-10m apart is suitable planting distance though these are generally planted as features
  • Prefers full sun
  • Will grow in most regions of Australia

Seed Sowing Instructions

  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
  • Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden

What am I Purchasing?

  • Premium seeds of Washingtonia Filifera California Fan Palm
  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes