Washingtonia robusta Growing Guide

How to Grow Skyduster in your Garden


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

Quick Washingtonia robusta Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Washingtonia robusta
  • Common Name: Skyduster
  • Growing Zone (USA): 08 to 11
  • Life Cycle/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
  • Color of Bloom: White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • 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
  • Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

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

Further Information

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

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