Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island Date Palm)


The Canary Island Date Palm or Phoenix canariensis  is a grand iconic palm of our seaside boulevards, historic homes and Victorian-era public plantings. It has a large crown of dark green fronds, becoming very spiny near the thick trunk. Phoenix canariensis is a slow growing but extremely tough palm which handles heat and drought, cold and frost. These palms prefer well drained soil, in a sunny or part shade position.

Ex Ground stock available with 3-7m of Clear Trunk

200mm pot – $29
300mm pot  – $69
400mm pot – $165
45 litre Bag – $299
500mm Pot – $199
75 Litre Bag – $399
150 Litre – $850
200 Litre – $1200

Ex Ground stock available with 3-7m of Clear Trunk

Light Requirements  

Part Shade to full sun




Water regularly all year. Unestablished plants and container specimens may require more frequent watering especially over summer.

Soil Type 

Loves sandy soils. Can adapt to almost any soil type. Prefers good drainage

Fertilizing requirements 

The beginning of every season. Container plants can be fertilised less often with a slow release formula like Osmocote. Seasol monthly.

Victorian Growth rate 

Moderate / slow

Max and Minimum Temperature tolerance

Cold tolerant down to -6. Can survive harsh conditions coping with repeated frost and hot winds

We offer a range of delivery options to suit your location

These include:

True Green Nursery Delivery Van Covering Metropolitan Melbourne, Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas.

Local and Interstate freight companies.

Please provide us with your delivery address when submitting a quote and one of the True Green Team will contact you to provide a delivery price prior to confirming your order 

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