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Phoenix sylvestris (Silver Date/Wild Date Palm)



CURRENT AVAILABLE SIZES

Best availability: 

8' - 18' clear trunk

Some availability: 

18' - 24' clear trunk

Fish Branch Tree Farm, Quality plant nursery growing shade trees, Phoenix Sylvestris And Mule Palms


         tree@fishbranchtreefarm.com

            863-735-2242



Mature specimens may have trunks of 50 feet with a canopy spread of 25' plus.  This Phoenix species is highly variable with many "types" maturing at considerable smaller sizes


Single upright trunk with full canopy


Full sun


Tolerant of a wide range of soils (adapts well to the calcareous soils of the Florida Keys and Caribbean Islands)


Does best with even moisture, but will tolerate occasional flooding, as well as periods of drought when fully established


Hardy to at least Zone 9


'Sylvesters' are an excellent choice for avenue planting or as an accent tree.  In formal settings, most specifiers want matched sized trees or groups of trees.  Less formal applications look best with staggered sizes creating a grove or broad canopy setting.  Multiple trunk trees create a spectacular specimen.


P. sylvestris have fewer disease and insect problems than P. canariensis and P. dactylifera.  Additionally, sylvesters transplant more easily with faster re-establishment