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The Canary Island Date Palm Tree (Phoenix canariensis) is native to the Canary Islands. Canary Island Date Palm trees are popular landscape items in near warm climates around the world. Be sure to view the Canary Island Date Palm tree pictures in the photo gallery.

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Canary Island Date Palms - Cold Hardy Palm Trees

(Phoenix canariensis)

Canary Island Date Palm trees are Cold Hardy to the upper teens (lower depending on the age and growth of the cold hardy palm trees). Canary Island Date Palm trees are massive and imposing and the center of attention wherever they are planted. The following is detailed information on the cold hardy Canary Island Date Palm trees.

The Canary Island Date Palm Tree (Phoenix canariensis) are native to the Canary Islands which are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of northeast Africa. The Cold hardy Canary Island Date Palm Trees are popular landscape items in near warm climates around the world.

Canary Island Palm Trees (Phoenix canariensis) Overview

The Canary Island Date Palm can grow up to 60' and have:

  • A thick trunk covered with interesting diamond designs
  • Crowns that can grow up to 50 huge arching pinnate leaves that may reach 18' long
  • Leaves that are a deep green shading to a yellow stem where the leaflets are replaced by spines

Large Canary Island Date Palm Tree

The Canary Island Date Palm tree is a suckering palm that is usually pruned to have only one trunk. Trimmed in this manner the tree will grow to heights of 100 feet. Leaflets near the base are modified into 3-4 inch spines. The yellow-orange to red fruit, called 'dates', are oblong and about 1.5 inches in length. They consist of a large pointed seed surrounded by sweet sugary flesh. Dates are formed from flowers on 4 foot inflorescences that emerge from among the leaves in spring. Male and female flowers grow on separate plants. Only female plants produce dates and only if a male tree is nearby. Dates are not formed in climates that are too cool.

Canary Island Date Palm General Information

Scientific name: Phoenix canariensis
Pronunciation: FEE-nicks kan-air-ee-EN-sis
Common name(s): Canary Island Date Palm
Family: Arecaceae
USDA hardiness zones: 9 through 11
Origin: not native to North America

Canary Island Date Palm Description

Height: 40 to 60 feet
Spread: 20 to 25 feet
Crown uniformity: symmetrical canopy with a regular (or smooth) outline, and individuals have more or less identical crown forms
Crown shape: palm; upright
Crown density: open
Growth rate: slow
Texture: coarse

Leaf arrangement
: spiral
Leaf type: odd pinnately compound
Leaflet margin: entire
Leaflet shape: linear
Leaflet venation: parallel
Leaf type and persistence: evergreen
Leaflet blade length: 12 to 18 inches
Leaf color: green
Fall color: no fall color change
Fall characteristic: not showy

Flower color
: white
Flower characteristics: inconspicuous and not
showy; spring flowering; winter flowering

Fruit shape: oval; round
Fruit length: .5 to 1 inch
Fruit covering: fleshy
Fruit color: orange; yellow
Fruit characteristics: attracts birds; suited for human consumption; no significant litter problem; showy

Trunk and Branches
Trunk/bark/branches: grow mostly upright and will not droop; showy trunk; should be grown with a single leader; no thorns
Pruning requirement: needs little pruning to develop a strong structure
Breakage: resistant
Crown shaft: no

Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis) Usage

Canary Island Date palm trees have been utilized as a theme generating focal point in landscapes worldwide for decades. Its majesty and substantial presence make the Canary Island Date Palm a powerful choice where you a looking to bring natural maturity to a site. Utilized in rows or as a freestanding centerpiece, there really aren't many locations on site where you cannot use Canary Island Date palm tree successfully. Probably the best adjective that one could use to describe Canariensis is Stunning.

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Canary Island Date Palm with pruned fronds

Small Canary Island Date Palm

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