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Phoenix sylvestris

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Phoenix sylvestris Silver Date Palm, Indian Date, Sugar Date Palm, Wild Date Palm,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Upright

Elegant palm with a solitary upright trunk, bearing a crown of pinnate leaves growing to 1m. Cream-colored fragrant flowers are found on trees in Spring. These may be followed by small red or orange fruits that turn purple when ripe. Fruit can be used to make jelly. Grows approx. 4-15m tall x 4-15m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Feature, Formal Garden, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Mites, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Aceraceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High