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Phoenix roebelenii /Date Palm

Phoenix roebelenii  / Phoenix roebelenii
Clusters of dates on a mature date palm
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Clusters of dates on a mature date palm

A relatively young specimen with fronds growing near the ground

Older specimen that has formed trunks

Young palm with long fronds

Young palm with summer foliage, but subject to injury in locations where temperatures dip much below freezing

A pair of palms at a garden gate

Container specimen

Healthy specimen

In landscape in Florida

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Scientific Name: Phoenix roebelenii
Common Name: Date Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Winter
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Winter
Fruit color: Black
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
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Popular indoor container plant that is grown around the world. It is widely used in shopping malls and as a container plant in a variety of situations. The female inflorescences are followed by small black dates. Female and male flowers are on separate plants. Grows best and development with adequate moisture, but has some drought tolerance when mature.