PYGMY DATE PALM

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COMMON NAME
Pygmy Date Palm
Roebelinii
BOTANICAL NAME
Phoenix roebelinii
HEIGHT 15′
WIDTH 6′
DIOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 20 to 25 years
COLD TOLERANCE 20° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained,
likes sandy soil
DROUGHT TOLERANCE
Medium
SALT TOLERANCE Yes
FLOWER Small, creamy-yellow
flower clusters appear in the
center, below the palm fronds.
MONTH OF COLOR Spring
FRUIT Drupes of red-purple fruit.
Ripens Summer.
Inedible.
COMMENTS One of the most
used palms in Brevard County.
Reaches maturity from seed in 5
to 7 years. When grown in soil
with a pH over 7, the tree may
develop magnesium or potassium
deficiency with symptoms of
chlorotic or spotted fronds.
Mostly resistant to disease and
pests. Improper care could lead to
leaf spot and/or bud rot. When in
bloom, the flowers are fall all over
the ground below the tree.
Originates from Southeast Asia.
PRICE B & B $350, 30 gallon $150,
15 gallon $85, 7 gallon $45