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Phoenix canariensis /Canary Island Date Palm

Phoenix canariensis  / Phoenix canariensis
A mature Canary Island date palm
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A mature Canary Island date palm

A relatively young palm before a trunk is formed

A typical palm crown with long arching fronds

A pair of palms

Typical tall arching fronds that can extend eight or more feet

A mature specimen palm on the LSU campus

Tree in flower in Italy

A huge crown of fronds

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Scientific Name: Phoenix canariensis
Common Name: Canary Island Date Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Yellow, Orange
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Palms and Palm-like Plants
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Sexes on separate trees and flowers and fruit may appear at any time during the warm part during the year. Crown may have over 50 huge arching pinnate leaves that may reach 18 feet in length. Produces dates that are not very tasty. After these palms are well established, they are drought tolerant.