Mexican Palm

A couple of these palms have come up in The Path Garden. Recently someone told me they were Mexican Palms and not native to this area and will destroy the garden. I have been nursing these "free" trees , now I have to wonder about how to get rid of them.


I'm told the roots are deep and are very hard to remove. I'd be interested to know if there is an easy solution to this unforseen problem.

By Vi Johnson from Moorpark, CA

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October 7, 20110 found this helpful

I think the birds have left you Mexican Fan Palm seeds that have now germinated and sprouted:

They grow to be those huge palms that line boulevards, and since yours are so small they should be easy to dig out now-later they will be very hard to dig out as the roots will be wide and deep.


They are beautiful and expensive trees but if they are growing where you don't want them they can be considered a nuisance plant.

Since yours are so young and because the plants are expensive, you might be able to get them dug out by your local Master Gardeners so they can use them to sell at fund-raisers.

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October 8, 20110 found this helpful

frugalsunnie , thanks for the information. I'll call City Hall to see if Parks and Recreation will come for them. Otherwise, Master Gardener is a great idea. If I can't find one to take them, I'll call a large local nursery to see if they want them. They can't stay where they are now. Thanks again. GG Vi

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October 17, 20110 found this helpful

GG Vi, how did things turn out with the unwanted palms?

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