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Phoenix dactylifera - Needle palm

This plant known as the Date Palm, Latin Phoenix dactylifera, is a great looking palm tree that is also suitable for our Dutch garden climate! Yes indeed the Date palm has no problem with cold, especially the large adult sizes. In a warmer climate it gets real edible dates. Feel free to look around among our sizes.

Phoenix dactylifera - Date palm

This date palm is a real eye-catcher. It looks somewhat like the Phoenix canariensis but is clearly different. The canariensis has a somewhat fuller leaf, and the leaves of the date palm are somewhat thinner.

Frequently asked questions, FAQ


How fast does the Phoenix dactylifera grow?

. A large dactylifera grows faster than a young one, which happens mostly in the summer period. In winter with cold, dactylifera go dormant, then they hardly grow unless kept warm. A smaller dactylifera of say 140cm, whose trunk is about 40-50cm, grows at about 10cm per year. And even smaller dactyliferas even less. So it comes down to the size of the dactylifera and the environment, how fast it grows.

How tall will the Phoenix dactylifera date palm grow?

. A dactylifera grows up to 10 meters high, in the tropics, but in the Netherlands they sometimes do not get higher than 2 meters, unless they are imported and have undergone a special process to get used to our climate. Note that in the young years a dactylifera grows very slowly. Only after several years does it begin to get going.

Dadel palm Phoenix dactylifera, how often to water?

. During the winter period in the cold, a dactylifera can go a week without water, and then it should not get too much even. But the warmer the weather and the more sunlight, the more water it needs. During the hottest days, a dactylifera may need to be soaked as much as 2x in a day.

Phoenix dactylifera, when to prune?

. Throughout the year, the leaves of the dactylifera can become barren. Once they are too dry to make the palm look beautiful, they can be cut off at the trunk with pruning shears. In this way, the dactylifera forms its trunk.

Phoenix dactylifera, when to sow?

. We recommend sowing the dactylifera outdoors around spring. Indoors, the period does not matter.

Looking for a palm that really takes your tropical garden to the Next Level? Then we recommend 2 species. This one, the Phoenix dactylifera, or its cousin the Phoenix canariensis.

In the Netherlands this palm is somewhat less special than in warm foreign countries. Why? The edible dates do not grow as well in the Dutch climate. But otherwise - wow! What a genius it is. This is the family rival of the Phoenix canariensis. It is slightly less full of leaves, but it is still an impressive impression maker that is more hardy. With less maintenance and still a great impression, this is a preferred palm to the canariensis for many people.

So, if you want less maintenance and still a great look, this is definitely a great choice. If maintenance is not an issue, we would also recommend checking out the Phoenix canariensis. We think this one is just a touch more beautiful, but that comes with additional requirements.

⦁ This palm is widely grown in warm areas because of its edible
sweet dates that are widely exported
⦁ In a warm area, a dactylifera grows as much as 15-25
meters in height. The leaves can then be as much as 3 meters long.

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