Date Palm - Phoenix dactylifera
Date trees or Canary Island Date Palms are a popular palm tree both for landscaping in Florida and other states. Grown for centuries throughout the Middle East and Africa Phoenix dactylifera is the botanical name, however many cultivars exist, all with different qualities.
Although Phoenix dactylifera can be propagated from seeds, it is through offshoots that the desirable varieties are grown for fruit production.
These are a long lived tree, that will produce over 100 pounds of fruit when mature. Male and Female trees are required for pollination purposes. Only a few male varieties are grown, however a few dozen female varieties are used.
Date Palm Trees are available for sale from the following specialist nurseries.
EXOTIC PALMS - phone: (305) 246-3125
by appointment Miami Florida