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Roots of a california fan palm?

Posted by maka1 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 19, 10 at 14:49

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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RE: Roots of a california fan palm?

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

RE: Roots of a california fan palm?

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.

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