Canary Island Date Palms
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Island Date Palm
Island Date palms are native to the Canary Islands which are
located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of northeast Africa.
Cold hardy Canary Island Date palms are popular landscape items
in near warm climates around the world.
Canary Island Date Palms can grow up to 60' (18m) and have:
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 tree has 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.
Height: 40-60 feet (12-18 meters)
Spread: 20-25 feet (6-7.5 meters)
Leaf: 12-18 inches (31-46 cm)
General Care Tips
Canary Island Date Palms need full sun. Trees tolerate a variety
of moist, well-drained soils. Prune sparingly. Avoid damaging
lower trunk and roots.
Things to Watch For
Insect pests include giant palm weevil, palm leaf skeletonizer
and scales. Trees are vulnerable to ganoderma rot, lethal
yellowing disease and leaf spot.
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