FAMILY: Washingtonia

USES: Strong vertical effect and a great accent plant. Does well as a specimen, street tree, in parks, around pools, public spaces and entrance ways. Often seen in courtyards, atriums and close to buildings.

SIZE: Grows 8-10m tall with a 2-2.5m spread at a rate of 40-60 cm p/a.

LOCATION: Full sun and reflected heat. Does well in both coastal and interior locations.

SOIL: Best in an organically enriched, free draining fertile sandy soil with a pH 6.1 – 8.5, mildly acidic to alkaline.

FERTILISER: Apply a slow release 8:2:12 NPK with +4 Mg with trace elements every 4-6 months. Watch for K deficiency and apply K Sulphate as required.

WATER: Deep periodic irrigation best