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.

This is probably the only feather palm that can tolerate extreme winters in south-central Texas. Still, damage will be extensive below 20 degrees, especially when combined with freezing moisture.

In ideal conditions, Canary Island date palm grows slowly to forty feet or more, with a spread just as wide. It prefers moist fertile soils to establish.

Maintenance

Mulching improves drought tolerance. Beware the dagger-like leaf bases, which can cause serious injury to trimmers 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

This plant goes well with

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