Phoenix canariensis

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Canary date palm, Canary palm.

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Phoenix canariensis hort. ex Chabaud
Canary date palm, Canary palm.
Canary Islands.
Very common

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Pinnate
More than 15 m.
Yes
Over 10 m.
No
Over 50 cm.
Dioicous plants

CULTURE

-10ºC
All types
Medium
Strong
Pleno sol
Not recommendable
High
Yes
High
Medium difficulty
High

It can be found in valleys and gorges where there is water.

It is one of the most widely used palms all over the world.

This palm has a robust trunk and deep green leaves the leaflets of which turn into spines.

Rustic and easy to grow it withstands drought and saline winds.

If it suffers from a lack of magnesium or potassium its older leaves may show signs of a certain degree of chlorosis.

This palm is particularly sensitive to red palm weevil attack (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) and is in fact now in danger of extinction in the whole of the Mediterranean Basin.

A delicious honey can be made from its sap. Its fruit is astringent.