Canary Island Date Palm

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Canary Island Date Palm

Phoenix canariensis
Palmera caneria, Pineapple Palm
20

40 feet
20

40 feet
Canary Islands.
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Evergreen

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade. A regal feather palm with broad, stiff ornamental leaves reaching up to 20 feet in length. Trimming the fronds leaves diamond-shaped bases on the trunk, hence the common nickname, pineapple palm. Canary Island date palm can slowly grow to forty feet or more, with a spread just as wide. It prefers moist fertile soils, especially to establish. Mulching around the base of the tree improves drought tolerance. This is one of the only feather palms that can survive extreme winters in south-central Texas. Still, leaves will be damaged if temperatures drop below 20 degrees, especially when cold is combined with moisture.

Maintenance

The leaf bases bear dagger-like petioles that can cause serious injury to trimmers, gardeners and passersby.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Palm
Size:
20-40' H, 20-40' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
White, Yellow
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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