Mexican Fam Palm - Knowledgebase Question

Las Vegas, NV
Question by lindam575
October 23, 2005
How large can the root system get on a Washingtonia Robusta, Mexican
Fam Palm? I am planting near a septic tank. Will the roots interfer with the septic system?


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Answer from NGA
October 23, 2005

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Palm trees typically have root systems that grow down rather than out. Usually they remain with two feet of the trunk and venture down 3-4 feet. I can't say whether or not the roots will interfere with your septic system - it depends upon how close you plant your palm. Best wishes with your garden!

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