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Phoenix canariensis

Canary Island Date Palm

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Phoenix canariensis
Principal Common Name Canary Island Date Palm
Common Name(s) Palm
Description The Canary Island Date Palm is massive and imposing. It reaches to 60' tall. The thick, hulking trunk is covered with interesting diamond designs that mark the point of attachment of the leaves. The massive trunk supports a huge crown of over 50 huge arching pinnate leaves that may reach 18' long. These leaves are deep green shading to a yellow stem where the leaflets are replaced by vicious spines.
General Comments As the other Phoenix, the Canary Island Date Palm is dioecious, there are male and female palms.
Origin Chabaud
Nativity Canary Islands
Height Range 0 - 60 FT
Spread Range 0 - 50 FT
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24 : 25 : 26 : 27 : 28
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Coarse : Feathery : Palm-like : Spiny : Stiff
Form Tree
Flower Color
Flower Time
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Drought tolerant : Size : Speciman

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