Phoenix canariensis

Canary Island Date Palm

(41 customer reviews)

From £12.95

The Canary Island Date Palm is a ubiquitous sight in warm temperate to tropical places worldwide, and can bring that same tropical atmosphere to any garden.

Phoenix canariensis’ arching feathery leaves are an eye-catching sight, no matter the size of the palm. As the palm grow its iconic trunk will slowly develop, making for an incredibly striking specimen.

Origin: Canary Islands
Genus: Phoenix
Species / Cultivar: canariensis
Common Name: Canary Island Date Palm
Synonym: Phoenix cycadifolia

Plant Biography

Endemic to the Canary Islands, the Pygmy date palm lives across all seven of the individual islands in a range of habitats, from humid areas just below cloud forest, to semi-arid areas, with the largest population being on La Gomera island.

However, you may be more familiar with its use across the world in warm temperate regions as a street tree. In many of these locations the leaflets are used to create woven products, including crosses for Palm Sunday celebrations.

Phoenix canariensis
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Medium
Once it is established, this plant is likely to only require watering during drier periods.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun
Wants direct, unfiltered sunlight most of the day, such as a south facing position.
Eventual Height: 6m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 3-4m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Hardy
Survives unprotected in an average winter. May need protection in extreme long frosts.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.

Expert Tip

This palm performs well grown in a container, where it will grow much more compactly than planted in the ground.
Phoenix Palm Pruners

Phoenix Palm Pruners

Phoenix canariensis is renowned for its thick, columnar grey-brown trunk with distinctive diamond shaped leaf base scars which form as the crown of arching palmate leaves die and grow higher.

Specialist palm pruners, especially in locations where it is commonly grown, take immense pride in ornamentally trimming the fronds into these beautiful forms.

Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Phoenix canariensis is hardy to -8C, or lower when it’s dry, and is particularly resistant to drought and salty winds, making it a perfect candidate for the south coast of the UK.

I have just taken delivery of 2 Phoenix Canariensis - Only 7 days since I placed my order - the plants are large, healthy specimens and were well protected and wrapped for their journey. Thank you.

Phyll L

I have just taken delivery of 2 Phoenix Canariensis - Only 7 days since I placed my order - the plants are large, healthy specimens and were well protected and wrapped for their journey. Thank you.

41 customer reviews for Phoenix canariensis

Excellent looking palm for the value. Well packaged and protected

Phil B.

Have recently ordered two of these. I firstly had the larger size and just had to get another (smaller size) as they are so effective in the garden and make me feel like Im back on holiday! Great quality. Carefully packaged and a speedy delivery too! Thank you.

Rebecca N.

The Palm tree arrived in superb condition, exceptionally well packed and delivery time and delivery company was also excellent. Have had my fingers burnt with other suppliers in the past but I will certainly recommend and use the Palm Centre again, there are not enough superlatives. Thank you.

David S.

For the price, which was the lowest I found, I was dubious about what I might receive, but I needn’t have worried. It’s a really decent size and looks nice and healthy. I bought it as a gift, but now I want one for myself!

Annabel M.

Lovely healthy plants. Great size and well packaged.

Carolyn W.

Great customer service, Palm very well packaged what a specimen

TRACY J.

I ordered two of these palms and they’re amazing! Fab size and price and look brilliant in pots. Many thanks

Lucy L.

I have just taken delivery of 2 Phoenix Canariensis – Only 7 days since I placed my order – the plants are large, healthy specimens and were well protected and wrapped for their journey.
Thank you.

PHYLL L.

My palm arrived in excellent condition and looks lovely in a large pot in the centre of the garden. I am very pleased with it.

shirley N.

Thrilled with the palm. From ordering to delivery we are very pleased. The packaging and delivery was great and the palm is in excellent condition.

Tracy M.

Great service
The plants themselves look really healthy delivered as described
Very pleased

Philip S.

Super quality. Well packed and already looks great in its new home.

Mark R.

Palm was as expected,great quality,great service,and delivery was great.
Very highly recommended.
Will definitely use again.
Thanks
And take care everyone.

David H.

Had this palm delivered Wednesday,
Really really pleased! We ordered the 24.95 one and it’s huge!
Would 100% recommend

Scott

Was very pleased when I received the Palm, it arrived promptly, delivered by the Palm Centre direct so it was in perfect condition. I will definitely order from this company again. Very impressed with the service.

Maria C.

I received 2 of these today and I’m over the moon with them. They are absolutely stunning and will make beautifully features in my garden. I’ll be buying from the Palm Centre again soon, as their quality and prices are unbeatable.

Rebecca M.

I could not be more pleased with the Phoenix Canariensis I bought from The Palm Centre. Its a stunning and healthy palm that will grace any garden, patio or balcony. Ive got it in my balcony as it can handle strong winds better than others and the neighbours cant stop commenting!

The Palm does not need much care at all and a weekly moderate watering in the summer is enough so far. Ill have to see how it handles the winter but it is hardy to around 5°C so should be fine.

My only regret is I dont have space for a larger tree!

Shehzad M.

An absoloutely beautiful specimen arrived expertly packaged and with no damaged leaves. Very happy

Maggie S.

I have received 3 Phoenix canariensis 3L potted palm trees today. I ordered the smallest size was very impressed. Do deliver the size listed, not like other sites who post out damaged or smaller plants. I couldn’t rate any better for the quality and service. Very health, strong and very well packed! I would definitely recommend buying from The Palm Centre and will be shopping again for more. Well done to the team and keep the work up!

Aksa N.

So happy with these Palms , they arrived extremely well packaged and in perfect condition. Delivery was well informed and on the dot.
They are healthy and beautiful, thank you!

Kristina D.

brilliant promo service in these rather uncertain times. Excellent value and great quality palm.

Dawn J.

Delivered in excellent condition. Been in the ground for 2 years and doing fabulous. A+

Michael Fletcher

Very pleased with my Palm,arrived well packaged and in excellent condition. Will make a lovely focal point in my garden.Very good service ,thank you.

steven M.

Lovely palms. Strong and healthy. Arrived well packed. Would highly recommend!

Agata

First time I have ordered from the Palm Centre and wont be the last. Their prices were so reasonable compared to other companies I thought the plants might not be top quality but I was wrong. Beautiful, strong, healthy plants which are thriving. Thank you Palm Centre.

Debbie Round

Have bought a few palms over the years and this latest delivery confirms why – beautiful plants in an excellent condition. Delivery driver was great too and really helpful

Becky Morgan

Just taken delivery of 2 beautiful Pheonix canariensis. Fantastic plants, shipped quickly and arrived in great condition

Becky Morgan

Read the reviews thought cant be that good can they. Every bit and more fantastic display in what was a boring garden . Thanks a million.

Philomena Jarvis

We have just planted our new Canary Island Date palm. It looks amazing, it was well packaged, it is larger than expected and very healthy looking. This is our third palm, we purchased 2 smaller ones in 2015 along with a number of Cordylines which are all doing well in our Kent coastal garden. Thank you.

Janet & Frank

We have just planted our new Canary Island Date palm. It looks amazing, it was well packaged, it is larger than expected and very healthy looking. This is our third palm, we purchased 2 smaller ones in 2015 along with a number of Cordylines which are all doing well in our Kent coastal garden. Thank you.

Janet & Frank

We took delivery of our wonderful Date Palm in October 2016. Very well packaged. It has done well through the winter with no special protection measures and is now looking magnificent. Lovely plant which we are looking forward to enjoying for years to come. Many thanks to the Palm Centre.

Paul Hillman

Awesome hardy palm. Bought it from The Palm Centre at 6ft in 2009 however it died back during the winter 2010/11 (when London/Essex was hit with 12+ inches of snow) but slowly grew back and now (2016) is a nice 8+ ft tall and growing at least 3-4 new fronds per year. Would definitely recommend this lovely palm (Just watch out for the spines at the base of the fronds which can be very sharp).

Brad

Well packaged and lovely healthy palms. Would definitely buy from The Palm Centre again.

Michelle

Delivery was excellent! the tree arrived less than twenty four hours after placing the order Russell was truly helpful prepared to but the tree where we intended planting it. The tree itself is beautiful adding a outstanding feature in our garden We are very pleased indeed.

Garry and Ellen

We purchased the 300cm whopper! Arrived well packaged, and plant was in excellent condition. Adds huge character to the garden. Feel we got good value for money, thank you

Mark

Beautiful plant. Arrived in perfect condition. Have you this website before and would definitely recommend them.

Rita Baxter

Thank you for supplying a magnificent palm tree, every bit as good as I expected. Will now have to shop for container to do it justice!

LIZ ROBINSON

Bought this new plant I was impressed with the speed of delivery and when opened was amazed and very pleased at the size and quality. Looks fantastic in my garden.may have to come back for more

David Fletcher

really pleased…. great palm ….bigger than i thought and really healthy looking ….. will definately buy from palm centre again…. many thanks

Marky

An excellent palm for a very sheltered garden. I have grown my Phoenix for the last ten years in my Norfolk garden with success. This is mainly due to having very good drainage and wrapping the palm with fleece from late November till March. Make sure you protect the growing point with fleece also which works with other palms like Butia. The large specimen phoenix in Norwich have come through the winter of 2010, although they lost most of their outer leaves have now recovered.

Stephen J Oakley

My attempt to grow this palm outside in Hampshire failed, and I think this was mainly to do with the winter wet as the central growing point simply rotted after 2 winters. Nonetheless I now grow several specimens in pots, moving them outside for the summer and overwintering in a cool greenhouse where they have comfortably survived -2c when fairly dry. A very exotic looking palm, albeit very spiky, I am considering trying to plant these specimens outside again and find some way of sheltering them

James Barnet