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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Palm

Phoenix canariensis

Scientific name: Phoenix canariensis
Common name: Canary Island Date Palm, Pineapple Palm
Family: Arecaceae
Origin: Canary Islands
Category: Evergreen palm tree
Photo taken at: rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Uatma

How to grow
Light : Full sun
Soil : Sandy to loamy
Water : Drought-tolerant when established, infrequent deep watering
Maintenance :  Periodic removal and clean-up of dried fronds and fruits dropped
Propagate : Seeds

The palm tree is suitable for planting as a roadside tree or skyline tree and for the desert/oasis effect. It is a slow-growing tree, reaching a height of about 10 ft (3m) in 15 years. Canary Island palms can grow to a height of about 40-60ft (12-18 m) tall and a spread of 20-40ft (6-12m) wide.


  1. The phoenix at any angle and morphology looks like a cycas, i wonder if it's also with the family.

    1. Andrea, they do have many physical similarities but cycas are classified under the Zamiaceae family.


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