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Silver Date Palm: Phoenix sylvestris



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phoenix sylvestris duo

Family: Arecaceae

Above: Phoenix in landscape, Below: crown of tree Use: specimen, municipal and commercial landscape, date plantation
phoenix sylvestris crown

Plant: evergreen feather palms to 30'

Origin: India

: 9 - tropics

: hanging sprays of tiny, cream flowers. If pollinated, female flowers form dates in tropical climates

Foliage: silvery, large, leathery, pinnate leaves. Bark patterned from "boots" of old leaf petioles

: sun to part sun. Rich, well-drained soil. Mulch with humus or compost. Fertilize in spring and summer. 2008, Last Updated December 9, 2008