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 this tropical beauty to your patio or garden to create a real holiday feel for years to come - instantly conjuring up scenes of a tropical paradise, where its huge leaves waft airily in the sea breeze and you can almost hear the sea lapping at the shore...
Supplied as a single, mature potted plant, approx. 1m tall, in a 20cm pot, ready to plant outside from the end of April.
Please note: While your palm tree will be tolerant of dry conditions when fully established, in very hot, dry weather it will need to be watered every day along with the rest of your plants.
Supplied as an established plant, approx. 1m tall in a 20cm 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.*