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Phoenix dactylifera, Date Palm

Phoenix dactylifera

Date Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Middle East
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeEdibleSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Large, attractive, suckering, feather palm with greenish/grey leaves. It is also dioecious, meaning each plant is either male or female, not both, as in most palms. A very hardy palm, which will grow almost anywhere, apart from very cold areas, and whose only unconditional requirement is full sun.Not particular about soil and will even grow in poor soils. Prune suckers annually to create single trunk specimens. Although a drought resistant desert plant, the date palm has deep roots that typically seek out subterranean water sources. Provide regular irrigation for best look and faster growth. Propagation: By seed.

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