Washingtonia filifera – Petticoat palm – Desert fan palm

The beautiful Washingtonia filifera is native to the south-western deserts of the United States, but grows well in our South African climate. This hardy palm can reach a height of 15 m and the common name of ‘Petticoat palm’ is ascribed to the ‘petticoat’ of dead leaves that cover the trunk.  The old leaves usually [...]