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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
miniature date palm pygmy 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. roebelenii is a dwarf palm with a slender trunk, occasionally clustered, bearing pinnately-divided leaves to 1m in length; panicles of small yellow flowers may be followed by small edible black fruit
China (Yunnan) to Indo-China
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass or as a houseplant in a loam-based compost in bright indirect light with shade from hot sun. When in growth water moderately and feed with a balanced fertiliser once a month. Water sparingly in winter
Propagate by seed sown at 19 to 24 °C in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests scale insect and glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem under glass
Generally disease free
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