NZ Palms, Cycads and Subtropical Plants
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Description

A wonderful alternative to the common Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis).  This palm is blue/grey with a lighter head of leaves.  Looks very exotic and is essential planting for a Mediterranean  style garden.

 

Origin

Middle East.

 

Form and size

Solitary palm to 12m.

 

Preferred habitat

Outdoors in a sunny position.  Needs good drainage.  Very tough.

Phoenix dactylifera

Date Palm

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Growth rate

 Medium

Outdoors

 Yes

Indoors

 No

Wind

 Very good tolerance

Sea winds

 Good tolerance

Sun

 Excellent tolerance

Dryness

 Very good tolerance

Frost

 To -5C

Phoenix dactylifera, Date Palm

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