Phoenix Canariensis Canary Island Palm Tree Arecaceae 50Lt Bucket #10120
Phoenix Canariensis Canary Island Palm Tree Arecaceae 50Lt bucket
The Canary Island Phoenix Canarian palm tree with a non-branched stem up to 20 meters tall, of considerable size that appears covered by the leaf residues that are cut so as to give the trunk a regular shape. This plant in the winter assumes a green coloring. It has a thick erect trunk, which easily reaches 15-20 meters in height and 60-80 cm in diameter. The leaves are very large, can reach 4-5 meters in length, arcuate. They are bright dark green. It keeps the leaf in winter. The fruit is an oval drupe, about 2 cm long and 1 cm in diameter from orange-yellow to ripe, containing a large single seed. The pulp is edible. Temperature It can withstand temperatures below zero, even up to -10 °C, for this reason in Italy they are grown quietly in the garden. Exposure It can be grown in the garden throughout the year. During the winter the young plants may require a light protection from the wind or from the cold. For a balanced development it is best to place it in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. Composting Every 2-3 years, in spring or autumn, it is advisable to add to the ground, at the foot of the trunk, about a bucket of well-mature organic fertilizer. Watering Only occasionally, but remember to wet the ground thoroughly using 1-2 buckets of water every 4-5 weeks.