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Phoenix canariensis

Canary Island Date Palm

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The Canary Island Date Palm is a ubiquitous sight in warm temperate to tropical places world wide, where it is a trouble free tree for any situation. Huge feather leaves waft airily in the wind and lend an air of the tropics wherever they are seen.

Although tolerant of huge neglect, given a position in full sun and plenty of moisture Phoenix canariensis will grow vigorously and demand space with a huge crown spread developing in a few years.

Also be mindful of the small stunted leaflets near the base of the leaves which are as sharp as ice picks!

The Phoenix canariensis prefers to stay in a full sun position, well drained soil. It's hardy down to -8C or lower if dry. Particularly resistant to drought and salty winds, it makes it the perfect candidate for the south coast of the UK. 

Phoenix canariensis Identification Sheet

Origin
Canary Islands
Genus
Phoenix
Species
canariensis
Common name(s)
Canary Island Date Palm
Situation
Full sun, well-drained soil
Eventual height
6m
Eventual spread
3-4m
Hardiness
Hardy to -8C or lower
Skill level
Easy

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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GENERAL CARE

Most palms need tropical or subtropical temperatures, but there are some suitable for planting outdoors in the British Isles. Hardy palms are invaluable as structural plants in tropical-style gardens and look effective when planted with bananas, bamboos and New Zealand flax. 

PLANTING

Hardy palm trees can be planted at any time of the year, but ideally it should be done during spring and summer. 

Try to dig a hole a good deal bigger than the root-ball, which should be given a good soak before planting. Back-fill the hole with a free draining mix

Water thoroughly. This will be beneficial to the establishment of the root system. If planting during a dry spell, water the hole first, allow to drain, plant, back-fill, and then water again. 

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Delivery location

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plant height

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.

Reviews (19)

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Excellent palm

Delivered in excellent condition. Been in the ground for 2 years and doing fabulous. A+

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Lovely Palm.

Very pleased with my Palm,arrived well packaged and in excellent condition. Will make a lovely focal point in my garden.Very good service ,thank you.

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Lovely palms. Strong and healthy. Arrived well packed. Would highly recommend!

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First time I have ordered from the Palm Centre and won't be the last. Their prices were so reasonable compared to other companies I thought the plants might not be top quality but I was wrong. Beautiful, strong, healthy plants which are thriving. Thank you Palm Centre.

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Have bought a few palms over the years and this latest delivery confirms why - beautiful plants in an excellent condition. Delivery driver was great too and really helpful

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Just taken delivery of 2 beautiful Pheonix canariensis. Fantastic plants, shipped quickly and arrived in great condition

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Read the reviews thought can't be that good can they. Every bit and more fantastic display in what was a boring garden . Thanks a million.

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We have just planted our new Canary Island Date palm. It looks amazing, it was well packaged, it is larger than expected and very healthy looking. This is our third palm, we purchased 2 smaller ones in 2015 along with a number of Cordylines which are all doing well in our Kent coastal garden. Thank you.

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We took delivery of our wonderful Date Palm in October 2016. Very well packaged. It has done well through the winter with no special protection measures and is now looking magnificent. Lovely plant which we are looking forward to enjoying for years to come. Many thanks to the Palm Centre.

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Awesome hardy palm. Bought it from The Palm Centre at 6ft in 2009 however it died back during the winter 2010/11 (when London/Essex was hit with 12+ inches of snow) but slowly grew back and now (2016) is a nice 8+ ft tall and growing at least 3-4 new fronds per year. Would definitely recommend this lovely palm (Just watch out for the spines at the base of the fronds which can be very sharp).

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Well packaged and lovely healthy palms. Would definitely buy from The Palm Centre again.

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Delivery was excellent! the tree arrived less than twenty four hours after placing the order Russell was truly helpful prepared to but the tree where we intended planting it. The tree itself is beautiful adding a outstanding feature in our garden We are very pleased indeed.

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We purchased the 300cm "whopper"! Arrived well packaged, and plant was in excellent condition. Adds huge character to the garden. Feel we got good value for money, thank you

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Beautiful plant. Arrived in perfect condition. Have you this website before and would definitely recommend them.

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Thank you for supplying a magnificent palm tree, every bit as good as I expected. Will now have to shop for container to do it justice!

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Bought this new plant I was impressed with the speed of delivery and when opened was amazed and very pleased at the size and quality. Looks fantastic in my garden.may have to come back for more

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really pleased.... great palm ....bigger than i thought and really healthy looking ..... will definately buy from palm centre again.... many thanks

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An excellent palm for a very sheltered garden. I have grown my Phoenix for the last ten years in my Norfolk garden with success. This is mainly due to having very good drainage and wrapping the palm with fleece from late November till March. Make sure you protect the growing point with fleece also which works with other palms like Butia. The large specimen phoenix in Norwich have come through the winter of 2010, although they lost most of their outer leaves have now recovered.

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My attempt to grow this palm outside in Hampshire failed, and I think this was mainly to do with the winter wet as the central growing point simply rotted after 2 winters. Nonetheless I now grow several specimens in pots, moving them outside for the summer and overwintering in a cool greenhouse where they have comfortably survived -2c when fairly dry. A very exotic looking palm, albeit very spiky, I am considering trying to plant these specimens outside again and find some way of sheltering them