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Hybrid Fan Palms for Sale

Buy Hybrid fan palms, the cold-resistant cross breed

About the Hybrid Fan Palm


The Hybrid Fan Palm, also known as the Washingtonia Filibusta (Unofficial Scientific Name), is unique in that it was cultivated in Indio, California. The Filibusta now resides in the Arecaceae family. The palm can now be found in California, Arizona, southern Nevada, as well as other regions with a suitable climate. The Filibusta will continue to become more common in the landscape, eventually replacing the California Fan Palm and the Mexican Fan Palm. This is a concern for areas like the Coachella Valley Preserve, because these trees could genetically contaminate the wild strands of California Fan Palms.

hybrid fan palms for sale
hybrid fan palms for sale

The Hybrid Fan Palm takes on the characteristics of both the California Fan Palm (Washingtonia Filifera) and the Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia Robusta), which is how it got it’s name the Washingtonia Filibusta. The Hybrid Fan Palms takes on about 50% of the characteristics of each of the parent trees. That being said, there are some notable characteristics that the Hybrid Fan Palm tends to adopt from each of them. The trunk is a medium size (1-3 ft) compared to both the larger California Fan Palm and the smaller Mexican Fan Palm. But what is notable is that the trunk has much less bend at taller heights. This makes them great for lining streets. The heights also bisect the shorter California Fan Palm and the taller Mexican Fan Palm resting around 60-80 feet. The frond spread is also midway between the California Fan Palm and the Mexican Fan Palm and has a canopy of approximately 15-25 feet. You will know if your tree is a Hybrid Fan Palm by the mild orange, brown, or burgundy towards the base. The fronds of these Hybrid Fan Palms also take on more over the shiny, glossy, evergreen look of the Mexican Fan Palm.

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Similar to both the California Fan Palm and the Mexican Fan Palm, the Hybrid Fan Palm is very Hardi and can grow in USDA Zones 8b – 11. These trees do well with full or almost full sun, but can tolerate shade as juveniles. These trees can live in sand, loam, or rocky soil, and can survive in acidic to alkaline conditions (5.6-8.5). Overall, these Hybrid Fan Palms combine the good traits of both parents and is often the best choice for the humid Southeastern United States or states like Oregon and Washington on the west coast

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For more information on both the parent trees, visit our Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia Robusta) and California Fan Palm (Washingtonia Filifera) pages!

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STEP 1 : Choose a Palm Tree

We carry Medjool Date Palms, Deglet Date Palms, California Fan Palms, and Mexican Fan Palms. At times we also carry Mediterranean Fan Palms, Sabal Palms, and Canary Island palms. We have them in a wide range of sizes, and can find you the perfect tree for any application.

STEP 2 : Opt for Delivery

Delivery is not required in any of your orders, you can arrange your own transportation. If you prefer the palm tree delivered at your location, you can choose between two different methods depending on the size and amount of trees: the semi-truck or our local/in-house transportation.

STEP 3 : Select a Landscape Contractor

The massive root ball attached to the base of the trunk requires the use of a crane in most cases. Depending on the type/size of tree it is possible to handle the palm tree without a crane. Date Palm Trees above 3' tall, California Fan Palms above 4' tall and Mexican Fan Palms above 7' require machinery.


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