Common name: Canary Island date palm
Origin: Canary Islands
Height at maturity: 10 to 15 meters
Plant type: palm
Flower color: cream white
Type of soil: sandy, rich and draining
Watering: keep the substrate cool
Use: pot, isolated
Diseases and pests: spider mites, scale insects
Toxicity: inedible fruits
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Palm tree with a robust trunk, marked with leaf scars left by the fall of the previous leaves. These leaves are large, arching, and measure 4 to 6 meters at maturity.
In summer, its flowering is characterized by the appearance of cupped, cream-yellow flowers, gathered in hanging panicles 1 meter long.
This date palm produces cylindrical dates, 1 to 2 centimeters, with flesh tinged with red, inedible. However, it will need a lot of sun to grow.
Phoenix Canariensis is resistant to cold, drought and sea spray.
Ideal in a tropical garden or in a hot greenhouse, it will find its place in the garden in regions with a mild climate. however, it is important to protect it from cold winds by planting it in a sheltered place and binding the leaves to protect the heart in winter.