Pigmy Date Palm, Phoenix spp.
One of the most widely preferred date palms in the U.S. and used as a popular accent plant for tropical scenery. Comes in single, double and triple trunk forms. This palm is slow growing and stays small compared to other date palms used in Florida. Produces flower stalks at times that emerge from in between the leaves which turn to brown, oval shaped seeds about ½ in long. Beware of very sharp needle like thorns (2 to 4 in. long) which most date palms have along the stem part of the fronds.