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A picture of a Canary Island Date Palm

Canary Island Date Palm

Phoenix canariensis

Also known as

Canary Palm, Phoenix Palm, Date palm, Palm

Phoenix canariensis located on the former gas works site by Bidgee (CC BY-SA 3.0 au)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








20 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Canary Island Date Palm

Two Phoenix canariensis palm trees with green leaves and yellow flowers
A close up of some yellow Phoenix canariensis flowers and green leaves
A photo of Canary Island Date Palm
A photo of Canary Island Date Palm
A photo of Canary Island Date Palm

Canary Island Date Palm Overview

Phoenix canariensis is a spiny, evergreen palm species in the Arecaceae family, more commonly known by the names Canary Palm or Canary Island Date Palm. This species has an attractive bushy habit, producing long, arching foliage and small yellow flowers. It is hardy to -5 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of partial sun, in well-draining soil for optimal growth. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. It doesn't cope well with wet winters and will require protection from freezing weather if grown in temperate regions.

Common problems with Canary Island Date Palm

How to propagate Canary Island Date Palm


Special features of Canary Island Date Palm

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Canary Island Date Palm

Specimen, indoor

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