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Phoenix canariensis

For sale by Heather R

This grower is fairly sure of this plant identification.

Date palm saplings grown from seed collected from the fruits of a 20m+ specimen tree in Andalucia that I think is Phoenix canariensis but could be Phoenix dactilyfera. In a tall rose pot, so should live happily as a container plant without repotting for some time. Each new leaf is getting wider, and eventually the leaves split into fronds. I have 2 of these available of very similar size.

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40cm × 30cm

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Plant Finder: about Phoenix canariensis

Common names

Canary Island date palm, Date palm, Palm


Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island date palm). This is a large palm it will grow about 5m tall with a spread of 9m, The leaves are arching with deep green fronds. The small yellow flowers are drooping in clusters in the summer, after you will find orange-yellow, acorn-like fruit.


They prefer full sun but will happily tolerate partial-shade.

Interest and use

Specimen, indoor

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Phoenix canariensis | Manchester, M15 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterDry

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