CANARY ISLAND DATE PALM

COMMON NAME Canary Island Date Palm
BOTANICAL NAME Phoenix canariensis
HEIGHT 30′ to 60′
WIDTH 20′
DIOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 300 years
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 20° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
WATER REQUIREMENTS Water after planting in ground, and water every day for 2 weeks. Week 3 and week 4, water deeply twice a week. From week 5 forward water deeply at least once a week for the rest of the season. Best results with regular irrigation, at least once per week. Supplement with water during droughts and the hot, dry months to keep your plant lush and thriving. Reduce watering in the Winter when growth slows.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE High
SALT TOLERANCE High
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun
FERTILIZING Use a general purpose 10-10-10, or most preferably a palm fertilizer, 3 times per year: Once in the Spring, again in the Summer, and then in the Fall. Alternatively, use a slow-release fertilizer 3 times a year. Halt fertilizing from the Fall to in the Winter. Do not allow fertilizer to clump, be sure to disperse evenly. Clumped fertilizer can potentially burn roots, potentially harming or killing a plant. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves, flowers, stems, and trunk.
FLOWER Off-white to yellow tiny flowers appear on an inflorescence
MONTH OF COLOR Spring
FRUIT Ripens Spring to Summer. Small, yellow-orange fruits that resemble figs, difficult to eat with more seed than fruit. Edible interior, inedible seed.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Non-toxic to animals. (Dogs, cats, horses, humans.)
COMMENTS Slow growing, massive, and beautiful palm tree that really makes a statement. Resembles a pineapple, especially when ‘cleaned’ of fronds.. Needs plenty of room to grow. Cold hardy, needs full sun.
PRICE B+B $550, 45 gallon $200