Phoenix

Phoenix spp.

profile iconPhoenix canariensis located on the former gas works site
by Bidgee (CC BY-SA 3.0 au)
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profile iconPhoenix canariensis located on the former gas works site
by Bidgee (CC BY-SA 3.0 au)
1 of 4
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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive leaves

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Arecaceae

Flower colour

Yellow, Cream

Scent

None
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