Canary Island Date Palm


Phoenix canariensis





Form: Tree
Seasonality: Perennial
Size: 60 feet tall by 50 feet wide
Flowers: Small yellowish in large hanging sprays. (Male & female flowers on separate plants, so it takes two to produce fruit).

Leaves; Large; light to dark green fronds
Fruit: Dates
Trunks: Big and heavy trunks marked with leaf scars
Stems: single trunk

Range/Origin: Canary Islands
Hardiness: Sunset; 8,9, 12-24; H1, H2;

Comments: Thorns on leaf stems, Low litter



  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Regular water
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed, offshoots
  • Maintenance: Moderate; fruit and debris to clean up, removal of dead fronds

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