How to Grow Washingtonia robusta Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Skyduster


Extraordinary adaptation to saline soil of this palm. photograph by sergio niebla.

Washingtonia robusta Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Washingtonia robusta
  • Common Name: Skyduster
  • Growing Zone: USA: 8 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Indoor Plant, Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 600 to 900
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 120 to 180
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring through mid-summer
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Palm, Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation:
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests:
  • Diseases:

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Container Garden, Areas requiring pest toleranance, Specimen, Large Garden and Street Tree
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, North American native, Is not a native plant of N. America, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Washingtonia
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here