Washingtonia x filibusta

Congressional Palm

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Item #: 7396

Zones: 8a to 10b, guessing


Height: 720" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Zaire

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

These hybrids between the Mexican fan palm, W. robusta and the US native W. filifera were a blatant attempt to gain US citizenship and therreby access to Federal social programs for their offspring. These fast-growing hybrids are particularly happy in California and Texas, but have been successfully grown in other mild parts of the country. If yor're feeling particularly generous and want to adopt one of these offspring, don't wait since their numbers are limited due to the impending border fence. There was a splendid specimen at the Atlanta Botanic Garden for years until it was killed in a severe winter.