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The Washingtonia robusta is a majestic palm, easily recognizable by its slender brown scaly trunk and full leaf crown. This palm has a crown with 20-30 leaves, which can reach a diameter up to 2 meters. In optimum conditions, the Washingtonia palm can reach a height of 25-30 meters. If the dead leaves are not cut away, they will hang around the trunk of the palm like a skirt (petticoat), hence the name Petticoat palm.
The Washingtonia robusta can be kept in coastal areas, like boulevards, but also they are used in parks and gardens. These palms are palms with high temperature endurance and needs exposure to full sun. In winter the Washingtonia robusta resists temperatures up to -6/-8 degrees. The Washingtonia robusta palm is native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States