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Canary Island Date Palm
 
Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix canariensis

The massive appearance of the Phoenix canariensis makes it the grand daddy of palms for Southern California. Native to the Canary Islands, the canariensis makes a formal statement in any landscape setting. This palm can withstand tremendous neglect. Thousands are growing in abandoned areas of Southern California and appear healthy without proper irrigation and fertilization. It withstands cold to 20 degrees and anything else nature hands out in our environment. It is susceptible to numerous fungal diseases, so do not over water. Give it space, spans of 30 feet are common over time. When trimmed, the Phoenix canariensis is one of the most beautiful palms you can have. At left is one of many in the San Diego landscape.
 
Canary Island Date Palm
Pictured to the left is a Phoenix canariensis in a 24 inch box. As you can see, they enjoy being a little root bound, as do many other palms. These palms are the perfect size for planting, as rapid growth will occur once planted in the field. Fifteen-gallon sizes are also available.

Growing Requirements
Cold Tolerance: To 20 degrees
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast
Height: To 50'
Light Req: High
Soil Req: Adaptable
Feeding Req: Moderate
Water Reg: Drought Tolerant
Canary Island Date Palm
 
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