Botanical Name: Phoenix dactylifera
 Common Name: Date Palm, Arabian Desert Date Palm
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Palm

 

Height Range

40-60'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Summer

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green

 

Bark Color

Brown, Grey

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

Winter

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low, Medium

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Formal, Mediterranean, Seascape, Spanish, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

Background, Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Roadside, Street Tree

 

Special Uses

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by:

Photographer: Steve Mullany /Smith

  • Description

  • Notes

This tree, the source of edible dates, will grow up to 80' tall and has greyish-green leaves on a slender trunk. It does well in desert landscapes. This palm is often used in formal groupings around large buildings.