Roots of a california fan palm?

maka1April 19, 2010

Hi all, I was wondering how deep rooted palms are? specifically a California Fan palm.

Also, the palm I have is leaning! Is that a problem? Makes me nervous when there are high winds as it leans towards my property... and the winds alone seem to make them "bounce"

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If you're nervous now ... wait until this grows taller. A bouncing palm is a crazy palm.
Post a pic and perhaps those here can better access your situation.

Cheers, las_palmas_norte

    Bookmark   April 20, 2010 at 2:19AM
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softmentor(z9/sunset13 CA desert)

It's not so much that they are deep rooted as they make a "mat" of a bazillion small roots. There won't be any bigger that your thumb but they range everywhere. Given good water around a broad area around the palm, it can lean and grow 40 feet tall, and still take a 90 mile per hour wind.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 1:43PM
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