Plant ID forum: Palm tree identification?

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Nikolaosf
Dec 24, 2017 1:58 AM CST
Could somebody please tell me what type of palm tree this is. I have tried doing it my self but don't have any much experience with plants! Thanks :)
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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Dec 24, 2017 6:22 AM CST
Those are Washingtonia palms more than likely Washingtonia filibusta. The filibuta is a very common hybrid between filifera and robusta.
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Nikolaosf
Dec 26, 2017 7:43 PM CST
Thank you Scott 👍
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plantladylin
Dec 26, 2017 7:50 PM CST
My first thought was also Washingtonia:
Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta)
California Fan Palm (Washingtonia filifera)

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Baja_Costero
Dec 27, 2017 3:11 PM CST
We live in the land of the Washingtonias and it is really hard to distinguish young robustas from filiferas, let alone identify hybrids, without knowing where they are from or having a lot of experience. They are very similar plants in any case, the only two species in the genus. Native to dry Baja California and surrounding areas, found in arroyos, canyons and washes.

Washingtonias account for most of the palms in cultivation in Southern California and Baja California, especially street trees. They will naturalize and seed a pretty wide area, hybridizing freely. Birds will drop seeds at quite a distance.

The plants pictured are quite close together by my standards. W. robusta will grow a much wider base in old age, often invading concrete and walls in the process.

Washingtonia in habitat here.

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