Canary Island Date Palm Trees

  • Moslty for outdoors
  • Can be grown indoors

Welcome to Canary Island Date Palm Trees

Canary Island Date Palms are wonderful and pleasant to look at. Below I have listed a few questions and answers regarding the Canary Island Date to better inform the public on how not only to take care of the date palm but also how to water how to maintain and other canary Island Date questions. Some photos will be included some time int he near future. Enjoy :)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

12.01.2006 | 34 Comments

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is a Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

A Canary Island Date Palm Tree is from the phoenix family of palm trees.

Where do Canary Island Date Palm Trees come from?

The Canary Island Date Palm Tree comes from the Canary Islands. The Canary Island Date Palm Tree numbers have been declining in their original habitat due to agricultural invasion.

What does a Canary Island Date Palm Tree look like?

The Canary Island Date Palm Tree is recognizable by its large green-spiky fronds held by a wooden nut and when paired together, appears as a Pineapple.

Why does the Canary Island Date Palm Tree have spikes?

The Canary Island Date Palm Tree pertains to the Phoenix Family of Palms. The Phoenix Family of Palms is recognizable by their spikes on the fronds. The spikes on the Canary Island Date Palm Tree protect itself from human intervention and invading wildlife.

How do I pick up a Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

Canary Island Date Palm Tree weigh a lot and have aggressive spikes, so when picking up the palm tree make sure not to get pricked. You can use a dolly to move the Canary Island Date Palm Tree from place to place. Also, using gloves and eye wear will protect you from the spikes of the Canary Island Date Palm Tree.

How much does a Canary Island Date Palm Tree weigh?

A Canary Island Date Palm Tree can weigh between 20 lbs to over 20,000 lbs.

Where can I find a Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

Specialized nurseries are the best places to find Canary Island Date Palm Trees. Make sure they are reputable and provide the correct certifications.

What is the Botanical Name for the Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

Phoenix Canariensis is the Botanical Name for the Canary Island Date Palm Tree.

Does the Canary Island Date Palm Tree have edible Dates?

Yes, the Canary Island Date Palm Tree has edible dates but they are not tasty to the human palate.

How do I choose a Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

When choosing a Canary Island Date Palm Tree make sure it does not have any pests and not suffering from any diseases. This can be done by electing a good nursery and trusting their experience in the Canary Island Date Palm Tree field.

Does the Canary Island Date Palm Tree have any diseases or enemies?

The Canary Island Date Palm Tree has been plagued recently by yellow fever, which is a condition that kills the palm. Yellow Fever has been reduced and rarely seen among Canary Island Date Palm Tree Fields.

How do I grow a Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

Canary Island Date Palm Trees are slow growers and can take 10 to 20 years to fully mature into a large palm tree. Growing a Canary Island Date Palm Tree is easy as long as you water, fertilize, and nurture the palm tree it will thrive and grow.

How do I transplant a Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

Transplanting a Canary Island Date Palm Tree is easy as long as you have the right tools. A pair of gloves and eyewear will keep you from getting pricked. When Transplanting the Canary Island Date Palm Tree make sure the dirt on the root ball stays intact. When placing it into its new environment, do not place any part of the trunk under the dirt. After Transplanting the Canary Island Date Palm Tree thoroughly water the soil and not the trunk of the palm. Place fertilizer one to two feet from the trunk of the palm and cover it with dirt, this will ensure the palm tree will be feed throughout the year.

What fertilizer do I use for a Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

Basic palm fertilizer for the Canary Island Date Palm Tree is 7-3-7 or 8-4-8. When stronger fertilizer is needed, use a 12-2-13 mix which is ideal for Canary Island Date Palm Trees.

How long does a Canary Island Date Palm Tree take to grow?

Each Canary Island Date Palm Tree grows at different speeds depending on sunlight, fertilizer, and watering times. Typically the Canary Island Date Palm Tree is a very slow grower and can take 2 years to grow a foot of trunk. So a 10 foot tall, clear trunk, Canary Island Date Palm Tree can take over 20 years to grow.

How long does a Canary Island Date Palm Tree live?

The Canary Island Date Palm Tree has been known to over a hundred years old but typically they live anywhere between 60 to 80 years.

How long does it take for a Canary Island Date Palm Tree seed to germinate?

With a viable seed, the Canary Island Date Palm Tree seed can take up to 3-4 weeks to germinate.

How do I prune a Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

When young, the Canary Island Date Palm Tree can be pruned with normal clippers. As the Canary Island Date Palm Tree matures you will need to use a saw or cherry picker. Whenever pruning a Canary Island Date Palm Tree make sure you have proper protection, including gloves, eyewear, and thick clothing.

What type of soil does a Canary Island Date Palm Tree need?

The Canary Island Date Palm Tree is accustomed to sandy-type soil, so ideally you would need to mix natural sand to any soil that is used.

How much does a Canary Island Date Palm Tree typically cost?

A small Canary Island Date Palm Tree can cost between 60 to 90 dollars and a large Canary Island Date Palm Tree can cost between 1000 to 15000 dollars. Each palm tree is usually priced according to its appearance. Factors that make the Canary Island Date Palm Tree typically more expensive are its amount of fronds in its crown, the size of the trunk, and its overall appearance.

How do I get a certified Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

Reputable nurseries will have certified Canary Island Date Palm Tree and should provide some type of certification for the species.

Where do I get a certified Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

Looking online and finding a nursery who certifies their Canary Island Date Palm Tree is an easy way to find a certified palm tree.

Is it important to get a certified Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

Yes, sometimes nurseries will sell their customers hybrids of the Canary Island Date Palm Tree and not the actual palm tree. Imagine purchasing a palm tree and planting it in your yard and taking care of it, only to find out it was not what you paid for. The money and time you invested can not be replaced.

How much water does a Canary Island Date Palm Tree need?

When watering the Canary Island Date Palm Tree make sure not to water the trunk. The soil surrounding the Canary Island Date Palm Tree needs to be drenched of water on a wet to dry cycle.

How often should I water the Canary Island Date Palm Tree?

It is important to know that the Canary Island Date Palm Tree is known to thrive in arid regions, so to over-water would destroy the palm. A wet to dry ratio is best used for Canary Island Date Palm Trees. This means drench the Canary Island Date Palm Tree one day and wait to see how long it takes for the dirt, under the surface, to dry. Once the dirt underneath the surface is dry then water the palm tree. This is known as the wet to dry cycle and is best used for the Phoenix Family of Palm Trees which includes the Canary Island Date Palm Tree.

End of Canary Island Date FAQ

11.04.2008 | 16 Comments

I hope this information helped. If there is anything esle you would like to ask, please do not heistate to ask me and I will put on here to better fascilitate.