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Date Palms

Phoenix spp.

Also known as

Palms

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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Date Palms 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). They are commonly known as Date Palms or just Palms. The Date Palm, Phoenix dactylifera, is commercially cultivated for its fruit while other species, for example the Pygmy Date Palm, are grown as patio and houseplants.

Common problems with Date Palms

How to propagate Date Palms

Seed

Special features of Date Palms

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Date Palms

Grown for their overall appearance and their edible fruits.

Palm trees

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