Phoenix canariensis


Canary Island Date Palm

A big and bold palm offering fantastic structure and impact. Very effective in the wind, an excellent Mediterranean statement plant. Hardy in all but the coldest parts of the UK.

  • Situation: Full sun, well-drained moist soil
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Grows to: 4m tall by 3m


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The Canary Island Date Palm is generally best suited to mild regions, but those in the colder parts of the country can keep the Date Palm potted and move it to a sheltered site for winter. Tying up the fronds is also a quick and simple approach to offering protection from the winter cold. The date palm is also one of the most effective palms in coastal or exposed areas.

The Date Palm works fantastically as a standalone palm tree in a pot or in the ground. And can be used amongst other palm trees such as as dwarf fan palm (Chamaerops humilis) or jelly palm (Butia capitata) to create a great mix of palm trees.

The Canary Island Date Palm needs to be kept moist throughout the growing season and will benefit from a monthly application of foliar feed from mid-April to September, especially so if potted. A quick tidy up of fronds is also a good idea during the spring and autumn.

Palm trees can bring a Mediterranean or tropical feel to gardens and indoor spaces alike. Despite their prominence in hotter climates, palm trees are very hardy plants that are easy to care for and which can thrive in the British climate. At Athelas Plants, we understand that it’s nice to have something a bit unusual in your garden and that’s why we have a fabulous collection of hardy palm trees and indoor palm trees for sale.