Phoenix dactylifera


North Africa

Phoenix dactylifera
Conservation Status:-

Not endangered

Sun Requirements:-

Full sun

Water Requirements:-

Medium, fairly drought tolerant when mature

Minimum Temperature:-

-2 Degrees C

Overall Height:-

40-100 feet


20-40 feet


Clustering, up to 16 inches in diameter, texture is diamond patterned with persistent old leaf scars




Pinnate, up to 20 feet long, pale grey/green, leaflets towards base of petioles are spiny


Small white blooms on branching inflorescences up to 4 feet long


¾ an inch in diameter, oval, orange when ripe


Dioecious, male and female flowers occur on different plants

Pests & Diseases:-

Oryctes rhinocerus, Fusarium albedinis, scales, leaf spot, lethal yellowing

Seed Germination:-

Very easily and quickly, up to 1 month



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