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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
Canary Island date palm Canary date palm
slender date palm
Phoenix are evergreen palms with solitary or clustered stems and narrowly oblong, pinnate leaves with linear segments, and drooping panicles of yellow flowers followed by fleshy ellipsoid fruits
P. canariensis is a tree-like palm to 15m or more, with a stout trunk and spreading deep green leaves to 5m in length, pinnately divided into many linear leaflets; drooping panicles of creamy-yellow flowers, followed by reddish-yellow fruits
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass or as a houseplant in a loam-based compost in bright indirect light. When in growth water moderately and feed with a balanced fertiliser once a month. Water sparingly in winter. If moved outside during summer, locate in a sunny sheltered position with some midday shade
Propagate by seed sown at not less than 25ºC
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by glasshouse red spider mite, thrips, mealybugs and scale insects
Generally disease free
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