Phoenix rupicola
Cliff date palm

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 Phoenix rupicola






Cold Hardiness: 

22-24 F.

Trunk type:

This palm has a knobby tan trunk with a brown fibrous crown.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape).  The petiole (leafstalk) is armed with long spines. It tends to make "skirt" of old dead leaves, unless you maintain the palm with trimming.


Solitary (single trunk).



Speed of growth:



20-25 feet

Soil requirements:


Sun Requirements:

Partial or full sun.

General Description:

This is a nice Phoenix.  It somewhat resembles the Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island date palm), though it has a thinner trunk and does not get quite as tall.  Most consider it to be prettier than the Canary Palm.

Other Notes:

This palm is great for hot and cold areas.  It is pretty tolerant of most soils, although it will grow better in soil with good drainage.

Further Data:


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