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Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms
Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms
Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms
Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms
Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms
Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms
Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms
Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms
Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms
Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms

Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms

A stunning patio 'centrepiece'.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
RHS Garden Merit
  • TROPICAL LOOK - This tropical, architectural beauty will add that holiday feel to your patio for years to come!
  • DRAMATIC PLANT - With its spectacular fan-shaped foliage, the Phoenix palm provides a dramatic impact to any garden. During a hot summer this plant may produce creamy-yellow flowers.
  • WINTER HARDY - Despite its tropical origins, this exotic plant thrives in the UK and is winter hardy to -6C. Best in a sheltered spot in full or partial sun. In colder areas protect during the winter.
  • SUNNY POSITION - This hardy evergreen palm tree loves a sunny position in the garden and will be perfect in patio pots! In the UK its mature height will be approx 1.5m.
  • DETAILS - Supplied as an established plant, approx. 60-80cm tall in a 14cm pot, ready to plant. A slow growing plant that will require regular watering during the summer months.
2 x 60 - 80cm Tall - Item: 680006
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60-80cm Tall 14cm Pot - Item: (680005)
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2 x 20cm Pots - Item: (680184)
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Product Description

A relative of the date palm, Phoenix canariensis is a large palm tree, with spreading deep green leaves arching elegantly from its attractive, stout trunk. During a hot summer, drooping bunches of creamy-yellow flowers may appear.

Holding a prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, the Canary Island date palm makes an excellent evergreen specimen plant for the patio or conservatory.  Phoenix canariensis enjoys a sheltered garden position in the UK, although will cope with temperatures down to -6C (21F).

The Phoenix Palm is undeniably impressive and can grow to more than 12m in its native Canary Islands. Fortunately, here in the UK and when restricted in a container, it reaches a much more manageable height of 1.5m (5').

Add a pair of these tropical beauties to your patio or garden to create a real holiday feel for years to come - instantly conjuring up scenes of a tropical paradise, where their huge leaves waft airily in the sea breeze and you can almost hear the sea lapping at the shore...

Supplied as 2 x established plants, approx. 60-80cm tall, ready to plant out.

I have just received a pair of Phoenix Palms from you. They are stunning, at least as big as advertised and exceptional value for money. My first time - but I'll be back for more.

SC, June 2015

What Is Supplied

Item 680006 supplied as:
Supplied as 2 x established plants, approx. 60-80cm tall, ready to plant out.
Item 680005 supplied as:

Supplied as an established plant, approx. 60-80cm tall in a 14cm pot, ready to plant.

Please note: The main image is of a mature Canary Island Date Palm, with the trunk formed by removing dead leaves. The plant supplied is younger, and does not have this size trunk yet.*

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Item 680052 supplied as:

Supplied as an established plant, approx. 1m tall in a 19cm pot, ready to plant.

Please note: The main image is of a mature plant, with the trunk formed by removing dead leaves. The plant supplied is younger, and does not have this size trunk yet.*

Item 680184 supplied as:
Supplied as a pair of established plants, approx. 1m tall in 20cm pots. Decorative pots not included.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Despite looking like desert palms and being drought tolerant, to get best results, water them really well in spring & summer - do not let dry out.
  • In colder spots, bring in for winter, or tie fronds up together in a bundle to protect the centre of the palm.
  • If you're lucky enough to get shoots at the base of Phoenix canariensis, these can be carefully detached, along with any roots, and used for propagation. Pot each shoot in an 8cm (3 inch) pot of the standard potting mixture, place it in bright filtered light and water it sparingly-just enough to keep the mixture barely moist. After new top growth indicates that the shoot is well rooted, treat the young plant in the same way as a mature Phoenix canariensis palm.

Care Guide

  • A slowly growing tree, Phoenix canariensis is easy to grow and care for .
  • Thriving in a sheltered site in full sun, with some shade at midday the Phoeninx Palm is best grown on the Patio in a large pot and brought under cover in the winter.
  • When in growth, watering moderately and feed with a balanced fertiliser once a month at half strength. Water sparingly in winter.
  • If the plant becomes pot bound, pot on into containers 2.5cm (1 inch) larger when new growth starts in spring, using a compost with good drainage. In years when re-potting is not carried out, topdress by removing 5cm (2in) of old compost from the top of the pot and replacing with fresh.
  • Pruning will only be needed to remove old fronds, which hang below horizontal. Do not remove those growing upright since this may slow the growth and reduce the palm vigor - remember that this palm has spines and sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
200cm
120cm
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Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms
Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palms
2 x 20cm Pots
Item: 680006
Only £29.99