Canary Island Date Palm
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Height: 60 feet
Spread: 30 feet
Hardiness Zone: 8
Other Names: Pineapple Palm
This variety is widely used as an ornamental plant in warm temperate regions; trim away dead foliage to enhance appearance; will slowly mature into a stately palm and make an excellent landscape focal point
Canary Island Date Palm has attractive green foliage throughout the season. The narrow pinnately compound leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. It has panicles of yellow flowers hanging below the branches in mid summer. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Canary Island Date Palm is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a towering form with a high canopy of foliage concentrated at the top of the plant. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Canary Island Date Palm is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Canary Island Date Palm will grow to be about 60 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.
This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.
This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.