Pigmy Date Palm

Pigmy Date
Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to Part shade
Soil Moisture: Low to medium soil moisture
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: Variable
Mature Spread: Variable
Soil Texture: Sandy, Loam
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 8-11

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.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247