The Mexican Fan Palm (or Washingtonia robusta) is native to Northwestern Mexico. It was first introduced in L.A. during the 1932 Summer Olympics and has since become popular across the southwest. It is one of the most common palm trees in Las Vegas today.
It has a long narrow trunk and can grow to about 80 ft tall. It grows quickly and can grow by as much as 6 feet a year if it is getting proper water and sunlight. Old leaves should be trimmed yearly, but be careful to never cut new growth on any palm tree.
If you have questions about Mexican Fan Palms, or need yours trimmed by a professional tree service in Las Vegas, contact Nevada Tree at 702-433-4700.
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