The California fan palm is a beautiful ornamental tree, and since it is native to California, it is well-suited to the hot, dry summers here. Note some of the following facts about the California Fan Palm that show how robust it is.

  • Elevation – The Washingtonia filifera can grow at elevations from below sea level up to nearly 3,000 feet. That means that it can survive at desert elevations but also up into some of the shallow mountainous areas of California.
  • Precipitation – The California Fan Palm can withstand a range of 4 to 23 inches of rainwater. That allows it to survive very arid conditions, but not to be washed out or to succumb to rot if it hits a rainy season. In fact, it can survive in areas with no rainy season or in places where the rainy season lasts up to 4 months.
  • Temperature – The Washingtonia filifera can survive best in a temperature range of 34 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it can withstand temperatures below freezing for brief periods of time.
  • Soil pH – The California Fan Palm does best in soil that ranges from 5.6 to 8.2 pH level.

West Coast Trees: The World’s Largest Supplier of Washintonia filifera

West Coast Trees is proud to be the world’s number one supplier for the hearty and beautiful Washingtonia filifera or California Fan Palm. To learn more about palm tree sales in California, contact us today at 619-518-9507. You can also ask for more information using our online contact form.