PlantsPhoenix→Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 40 to 75 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Oblong, 1 to 2 inch long fruits are yellow to orange-red when ripe, maturing to brown; contains large seed. when dried.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Edible Parts: Sap
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Suckers can be separated (with effort) for starting new plants.
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Date Palm? by kt112 Dec 2, 2019 11:20 AM 3
Some plants. by AlwaysGreen Jan 26, 2018 7:24 PM 7
What else do we grow in 2018 by hawkarica Jan 1, 2019 8:49 AM 1,225
I'm trying to grow seeds 50+ years old! by keithp2012 Jul 3, 2017 9:36 AM 38
Let's see what else we are growing in 2017 by Ursula Jan 10, 2018 6:14 PM 1,056
Galvaston tree ID by jmorth Aug 27, 2016 9:34 PM 1
Tropical palm in Rio de Janeiro by bonitin Oct 20, 2015 4:45 AM 12
Phoenix dactylifera? by bonitin Oct 19, 2015 12:46 AM 4
Let's see what else we're growing 2015 by dyzzypyxxy Jan 7, 2016 5:33 PM 1,034
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Oct 10, 2020 8:42 PM 133

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