Canary Island Date Palm : Phoenix Canariensis
The Canary Island Date palm is a member of the Phoenix family. This tree is also known as the Phoenix Canariensis and Pineapple palm. Its close relative is the True Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera).
This majestic tree is native to the Canary Islands - a group of Spanish islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of Africa.
This tree grows in the Mediterranean region and in the tropics and subtropics around the world. The Phoenix canariensis is widely cultivated in Florida and California.
It is one of the most popular palms in Spain. They are often used in parking lots, highways medians, residential streets, malls and public plantings.
The most distinctive features of the palm are a very large trunk with a large craved nut on the top and interesting diamond leaf scar pattern, and gigantic arching feather leaves with spines petioles.
This alluring tree is extremely tough and durable. The Canary Island Date palm is tolerant to winds, salt, droughts and floods. They are easy to grow, like full sun and require ample space to grow and develop.
These stunning trees are fairly slow growing at first, but when established they grow faily quickly. Average growth is about 1 foot of height per year when eastablished.
The Phoenix Canariensis is hardy to 18 F. Established palms can survive lower temperatures. Mature trees will endure hard frosts and will recover fairly fast.
The pineapple tree flowers throughout the year. The flowers are replaced with orange dates which ripen in early summer. Although the tree produces dates, that are not similar to the real dates. The fruits are not tasty and very small.
The website www.canaryislanddatepalm.net contains the following articles:
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