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?

Answer from NGA
October 23, 2005


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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