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Phoenix dactylifera (Date palm)

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2 hours care
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24m
Max height
14m
Max spread
10-20 years
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Plant details

Botanical name

Phoenix dactylifera

Other names

Date palm

Genus

Phoenix Phoenix

Species

P. dactylifera - P. dactylifera is a tall, mediterranean palm with long grey-green feathery leaves, small, white fragrant flowers and edible, sweet fruit (only the females produce the large bunches of fruit).


Phoenix dactylifera is: Evergreen

Habit

Single stemmed palm, cycad or tree, Upright

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. Remove spent foliage if desired.

Propagation

Sow seed at not less than 25ºC.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Phoenix dactylifera (Date palm) will reach a height of 24m and a spread of 14m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Containers, Greenhouse, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow under glass in loam-based compost in full or filtered sunlight. Dislikes winter wet.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Phoenix dactylifera

Other names

Date palm

Genus

Phoenix Phoenix

Species

P. dactylifera - P. dactylifera is a tall, mediterranean palm with long grey-green feathery leaves, small, white fragrant flowers and edible, sweet fruit (only the females produce the large bunches of fruit).

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Single stemmed palm, cycad or tree, Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. Remove spent foliage if desired.

Propagation

Sow seed at not less than 25ºC.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Phoenix dactylifera (Date palm) will reach a height of 24m and a spread of 14m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Containers, Greenhouse, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow under glass in loam-based compost in full or filtered sunlight. Dislikes winter wet.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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