Canary Island Palm : Phoenix Canariensis
The Canary Island Palm, scientific name Phoenix Canariensis is in Arecacear family and in the genus Phoenix. It is a large and massive date palm. Phoenix canariensis is also called the Pineapple Palm because the trunk resembles a pineapple.
The palm is easily recognized because of its crown shaft and very unique trunk characteristics. Its trunk is huge in diameter, covered with diamond design and topped with a huge crown of long arching feather-shaped leaves.
The Canary Island Palm grows up to 60 feet tall with a spread of fronds 20-40 feet.
This stunning specimen flowers in spring and summer and bears drooping bunches of very decorative orange small dates.
The massive exotic tree is native to the Canary Islands. It is widely grown throughout the Mediterranean, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Russia and the UK. In United States the huge specimen is planted in Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and Louisiana.
The regal tree is one of the most durable species of palm trees on the planet. It is cold hardy and very tolerant to winds, droughts, hurricanes because of its massive size and extensive root spread.
When young the Canary Island Palm can be grown in a large pot, but it does better in the ground than it does in the pot.
The large scale specimen germinates from seeds. In its natural habitat the seeds are spread by birds.
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