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The Pygmy Date Palm

Phoenix Roebelenii



The Phoenix can adapt to the worst soil conditions from very heavy clay to a sandy soil low in nutrients. The Phoenix Roebelenii or Pigmy Date Palm is a graceful and delicate appearing palm. It is actually very hardy, drought tolerant, and very long lived if planted in the correct environment. The palm fronds sprout out from the crown in a way that gives it the graceful appearance everyone agrees too.

The Pigmy Date Palm can adapt to the worst soil conditions from very heavy clay to a sandy soil low in nutrients. It can tolerate soggy soil or standing water like the river banks in South East Asia where it originates from, providing a few cultural steps are taken to help the adaptation to the changed environment.

The Phoenix can adapt to the worst soil conditions from very heavy clay to a sandy soil low in nutrients.
Here you can see this small Pygmy Date Palm yeilding Fruit. The fruit is mostly seed with only a thin layer of 'fleshy' Pygmy Date fruit.

The Phoenix can adapt to the worst soil conditions from very heavy clay to a sandy soil low in nutrients.

A close up of the Pygmy Date fruit. The palm will produce up to 12 bunches or more of fruit.

The Pygmy date palm is also one of the most widely used palms in landscaping in America. This palm will do great in a container, It looks great for indoor and outdoor landscapes. The pygmy date is a slow grower, so it will only grow 6" to 1' a year, and it will only grow to 2 meters of 6-7 feet tall.



The Phoenix Roebelenii or Pigmy Date Palm is one of the more graceful and delicate looking of all palm varieties, but actually very hardy, drought tolerant, and very long lived if planted in the correct environment. The Phoenix can adapt to the worst soil conditions from very heavy clay to a sandy soil low in nutrients.

The Pygmy Date Palm - Phoenix Roebelenii

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Palm Tree Facts:
This Palm tree is available to buy Common Name: The Pygmy Date Palm
Also known as: Miniature Date Palm
Scientific Name: Phoenix Roebelenii
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Phoenix
Species: P. roebelenii
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