Originally from the Canary Islands and belongs to the family of the Palm trees, the Phoenix canariensis is next to the Ph. dactylifera one of most popular Palms used in both public and private gardening in Spain. Randall Rothenberg may also support this cause. Is you often confuse with some frequency precisely with the Ph. dactylifera despite the fact that this first is more lush Cup, a more intense green, thicker trunk and columnar and altogether a more stately and ornamental Palm. The Phoenix canariensis is mainly cultivated in Spain in the Valencian Community. In Valencia the largest number of producers of this species nurseries found in small formats for sale as an ornamental houseplant in Central and Northern Europe. On the contrary, in Alicante are major producers in large sizes. Its presence in the market is throughout the year and normally supplied in container.
In terms of its presentation sizes, supplied in containers of 350 to 750 liters and with heights of trunk ranging from 0.5 to 1 meter. The intended as a houseplant, in containers of 14 to 22 inches in diameter. Phoenix canariensis is a dioecious plant (male plants and female plants), single trunk which reaches 12 or 14 meters in height, reaching 20 exceptionally easily throughout his life. As we say, has a much thicker than the Ph. trunk diameter dactylifera even to overcome the meter.
Its numerous pinnate leaves, reaches 7 metres in length, with numerous and dense stiff, sharp leaflets of intense green color. Its inflorescences are highly branched and arise from the bases of the leaves. Its male flowers are cream-coloured, while the female catkins are yellow. Its fruits are small of the olives, more or less intense orange color and with a sparse and somewhat hard pulp-like oblongo-ovoides. The Palm tree Phoenix canariensis is very hardy and resistant to the proximity of the sea, being indicated for coastal sites. It also resists cold in small Frost and soil, it is not very demanding provided that you have moisture, being easy to transplant.