Phoenix canariensis

Canary Island Date Palm

These large, slow-growing palms have erect trunks topped with an umbrella of arching, feather-shaped, coarse, leathery leaves. Trunks become patterned with the bases of old leaf stalks. Clusters of summer flowers are followed by sometimes edible fruits among green or gray-green leaves. Like plenty of moisture, but tolerate some drought once established.
Phoenix canariensis, Canary Island Date Palm
The 15 to 20-foot-long leaves crowning the wide trunk do not hide the tiny yellowish brown flowers or yellow to red fruits. At 40 to 60 feet tall and 30 to 50 feet wide, these are not trees for small spaces.

Attributes - Phoenix canariensis

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 40 ft. to 60 ft.

Width: 50 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant. Susceptible to Spider Mites.

Related Plants

Phoenix dactylifera, Phoenix reclinata, Phoenix roebelenii
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