|We just bought a Washingtonia Palm in Jacksonville, and brought it up here to Augusta, GA. I need to know what type of soil, light, watering, how big this bad boy will get, etc. I have been unable to find anything more than a few general tips on it. Thank you for your help.|
|Washingtonia palm, or Washington fan palm, can grow to a height of 30 to 60 feet, so plan accordingly! The best time to transplant is during a warm, rainy spell. You can follow general tree-planting guidelines with one exception: palms can be planted slightly deeper than they were planted at the nursery, because they can form roots along the buried portion of the trunk. Choose a spot in full sun; palms are not too fussy about soil as long as it is very well drained. Be sure to stake the plant after planting -- you'll see that the roots systems are surprisingly small for such large plants. Take care not to injure the trunk when securing it to the stake. |
New transplants should be fed monthly between May and August to help them get established. Water during dry spells.
I hope this helps get you started!