Holder of a prestigious RHS Award of Merit, the Phoenix Canariensis (Canary Island) date palm puts on an impressive tropical show perfect for any patio or conservatory. Phoenix canariensis has spreading deep-green leaves arching elegantly from its attractive stout trunk, while drooping bunches of creamy-yellow flowers may appear during hot summers. The plant enjoys a sheltered garden position, although it can cope with temperatures down to -6°C (21°F). Growing to around 40 feet high in its native Canary Islands, here in Britain its growth is fortunately limited to a much more manageable 5 feet when restricted by a container.
- Hardy plant suitable for UK conditions
- Huge evergreen leaves
- Supplied as a pair of mature potted plants, approx. 1.2-1.4m high
- Can be planted immediately outdoors
- Reaches UK height of approx. 1.5m if restricted by container
- Evergreen foliage