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Phoenix

Phoenix spp.

Phoenix canariensis located on the former gas works site by Bidgee (CC BY-SA 3.0 au)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

12m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Overview

Phoenix is a genus containing 14 species of evergreen palms in the Arecaceae family. This genus is native to a wide region of Eurasia and North Africa, from the Canary Islands in the West to Malaysia in the East. They are found in a range of different habitats from deserts to mangrove swamps and are characterised by having narrowly divided pinnate leaves, with the lower leaf segments morphing into spines. Bowl-shaped creamy-yellow flowers in summer are followed by dark fruits (dates). The Date Palm, P. dactylifera, is commercially cultivated for its fruit while other species, for example the Pygmy Date Palm, are grown as patio and houseplants.

Common problems

Propagation

Seed

Special Features

Attractive leaves