Phoenix roebelenii - dwarf date palm
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A neat dwarf palm, slow growing, cold hardy. Happy in a big pot, by a pool, indoors or out. Will thrive in heavy shade so useful for underplanting when young. Gives a tropical feel to almost any garden space.
Group of palms: Forest & Kim Starr via Flickr.
Phoenix roebelenii - dwarf date palmAPPEARANCE : Small to medium sized slow-growing palm. Attractive dark green fine slender feathery leaves, and a spiny trunk. Often grows in clusters. USE FOR : Popular palm due to its cold hardiness, attractiveness and small size.
CLIMATE : Protect from frost and cold winds. Can cope with temperatures down to zero once established.
PLANTING : Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter. Small enough to be happy indoors or in large pots. Mulch and water well, and fertilise in Spring.
CARE : Remove old fronds as they die. Pest resistant.
MATURE HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2-3m H x 2m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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