Botanical Name: Phoenix dactylifera
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Common Name: Date Palm  
Plant photo of: Phoenix dactylifera
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Palm

 

Height Range

40-60'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Summer

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green

 

Bark Color

Brown, Grey

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

Winter

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low, Medium

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

n/a

Design Styles

Formal, Mediterranean, Seascape, Spanish, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen

 

Seasonal Interest

n/a

 

Location Uses

Background, Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Roadside, Street Tree

 

Special Uses

n/a

 

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Information by:
Photographer: Steve Mullany /Smith
  • Description

  • Notes

This tree, the source of edible dates, will grow up to 80' tall and has grayish green leaves on a slender trunk. It does well in desert and ocean gardens and those in between. This palm is often used in formal groupings around large buildings.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.