Phoenix dactylifera

Botanical Name: Phoenix dactylifera

Phonetic: FEE-nicks Dak-tih-LIFF-er-uh

Common Name(s): Date Palm (Edible Date)

Family: Arecaceae
Origin: North Africa
Plant Type: Palm
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Pinnate
Number of Leaflets: Numerous
Leaf Color: Greenish to blueish-gray
Fall Color: –
Texture: Coarse
Density: Not dense
Bloom Season: 
Flower Color(s): 

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 9-11
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 100 Feet
Spread: 40 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Leaf spot, fungus, lethal yellowing disease
Soil: Very tolerant

Features: Multi-stemmed palm, yellow-orange fruit (dates), edible, drought tolerant
Uses: Fruit production, ornamental palm, boulevards

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