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Phoenix dactylifera/Date Palm

Phoenix dactylifera / Phoenix dactylifera
Large date palm in relatively small container in a mall
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Large date palm in relatively small container in a mall

Date palm can grow in a small container as is is drought tolerant

Crown of a date palm in an indoor area

Crown of date palm

Date palm in a shopping mall

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Scientific Name: Phoenix dactylifera
Common Name: Date Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Flower color: White, Yellow
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Grown in many hot areas for its edible fruit, which are produced only by female plants. Male plants are used in indoor malls, since they produce less debris that does the female. Propagated by cuttings or suckers. Only one male is needed to pollinate the flowers of 100 females. This is a drought tolerant species. Used as a street tree in Las Vegas, Florida, Arizona and California. Susceptible to fungal leaf spot.