Pair of Phoenix Canariensis 60-80cm Tall
Item number MQF6R
Bring a touch of the Mediterranean to your garden with this stunning Pair of Phoenix Canariensis.
Please note: This product cannot be delivered to Northern Ireland.A relative of the date palm, Phoenix canariensis is a large palm tree, with spreading deep green leaves arching elegantly from its attractive, stout trunk. During a hot summer, drooping bunches of creamy-yellow flowers may appear.
Holding a prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, the Canary Island date palm makes an excellent evergreen specimen plant for the patio or conservatory. Phoenix canariensis enjoys a sheltered garden position in the UK, although will cope with temperatures down to -6C (21F).
The Phoenix Palm is undeniably impressive and can grow to more than 12m in its native Canary Islands. Fortunately, here in the UK and when restricted in a container, it reaches a much more manageable height of 1.5m (5').
Supplied as a pair of mature potted plants, approx 60-80cm tall (3ft) tall in 15cm diameter pots, ready to plant outside from the end of April.
Thriving in a sheltered site in full sun, with some shade at midday the Phoeninx Palm is best grown on the Patio in a large pot and brought under cover in the winter.
Despite looking like desert palms and being drought tolerant, to get best results, water them really well in spring & summer - do not let dry out.
In colder spots, bring in for winter, or tie fronds up together in a bundle to protect the centre of the palm, and cover with fleece.
If the plant becomes pot bound, pot on into containers 2.5cm (1 inch) larger when new growth starts in spring, using a compost with good drainage. In years when re-potting is not carried out, topdress by removing 5cm (2in) of old compost from the top of the pot and replacing with fresh.