Canary Island Date Palm

Phoenix canariensis

A heavy-trunked Palm with dense gracefully arching fronds. Striking form makes a bold statement in the tropical landscape or indoors. Good on slopes, in parks or along streets. Will grow in containers for many years when young.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationFEE-niks kuh-nair-ee-EN-sis
Average Size at MaturityGrows slowly to 50 to 60 ft. tall and 40 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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