Phoenix dactylifera
Date palm

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 Phoenix dactylifera photo





 Middle East

Cold Hardiness: 

 About 18s F.

Trunk type:

Rough, reasonably fat.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shaped) with spines


Single or suckering. Suckers are usually removed if they are seen.



Speed of growth:

Slow to medium.


30 feet plus

Soil requirements:

Sandy, slightly dry.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

A large single trunk palm with a silver green color and fairly good cold and tolerance.

Other Notes:

Females make the edible dates.

Further Data:

To get edible dates, need a female with a male of the same species in the area.  And, no other Phoenix species nearby.

Palm for sale/Availability:

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