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Giant Washingtonia filifera

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According to the folks at the Hassayampa River Preserve, these were grown from seed from one of two native populations of W. filifera in Arizona.  I wrote about that grove in another post called “Castle Creek Filifera”.

These things are absolutely massive.  Definitely the largest Washingtonia I have ever seen in person.  The trunks are reasonably 3-5 ft in diameter, and the tallest of them is probably 80ft tall.  They have naturalized in this area and now grow freely.

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sonoranfans

you found the native stand in AZ!  Yes they are massive trees!

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Garcia3

Incredible!! Washingtonias and their massive trunks have a special place in my heart.  The Phoenix Zoo has a Washingtonia whose trunk diameter must be in the ballpark of 3-4ft.  Thank you for the info, its time to go see this in person!!  

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