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Phoenix roebelenii 'Pygmy Date Palm'
Phoenix roebelenii 'Pygmy Date Palm'
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Ships in 10 inch nursery pot 20-24 inches in height.

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Phoenix roebelenii 'Pygmy Date Palm' - The Pygmy Date Palm is a rather slow growing palm that is favorable for landscape uses as well as an indoor container plant. This palm only reaches a height of 8 to 10 feet in the ground; has glossy green leaves. Cream colored flowers appear on some plants and females produce small black dates. Likes full sun to partial shade. Temperatures below 30F may cause cold damage to landscape plants.

Palms are the universal symbol of the tropics. Palms are very important agricultural commodities in the tropics and are second only to the grasses or grains in economic importance. As landscape plants, palms are prized for their unique architecture and the intricate texture and form of their leaves and stems. Their beauty, durability, and variety rank then among the most highly valued of all landscape plants in subtropical and tropical regions. Palms are great for landscaping.

Palms are not typical trees. Instead of branching out, they grow huge leaves from a giant bud at their apex. The palm grows taller as this bud keeps producing new leaves and the lowest leaves die and fall. Next to the grasses, the palm family is most important in its usefulness to man. In some tropical countries the entire economy is based on palms, with the trees supplying food, shelter, and clothing. Worldwide, palms are an important source of food, vegetable oil, and sugar. They also provide timber, fiber, rattan cane, carnauba wax, and button ivory. We use them for everything from fuel and shampoo to the coconut seasoning of cakes and curries. Palms are planted as ornamentals for indoor and outdoor use to provide a tropical atmosphere.


Name Phoenix roebelenii 'Pygmy Date Palm'
Common Names Pygmy Date Palm, Roebelenii Palm
Grow Zone 10
Light Conditions Full Sun
PH Level 6.1-6.5
Minimum Height 4 feet
Maximum Height 6 feet
Growth Habit Slow
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Bloom Color Cream, Tan
Fragrant Yes
Best Grown In Landscaping, Poolsides
Scientific Name Phoenix roebelenii
Class Liliopsida
Family Arecaceae
Genus Phoenix
Species roebelenii
Salt Tolerance High
Grow Zone 10
Grow Zones
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by Vicki H.
on 4/16/2011
Pygmy Date Palm
I ordered this in December, to bring a touch of our winter cruise into the house.  Stokes was wise enough not to send it right away, as the cold weather would have killed it.  When the weather finally warmed up, they remembered on their own and got it out, Pronto!.  When it arrived it was better than I had expected.  Well boxed for travel and in good condition upon arrival.  I potted it and was exterrmly pleased with the quality and beauty of the plant.  Thanks Stokes for providing this lasting memory of our once in a lifetime cruise!  I would happily buy again from Stokes with complete confidence!
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