Dwarf Date Palm

Phoenix acaulis

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phoenix (FEE-niks) (Info)
Species: acaulis (a-KAW-liss) (Info)

Category:

Palms

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Holmes Beach, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida

Longboat Key, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida

Colfax, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 8, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Not what I would call an ornamental palm. This one barely has a stem if any (hence the name acaulis, or stemless). It is a native of India and Nepal and is only grown here in the US by palm enthusiasts trying to bolster the number of species in their collection. There are a lot of mislabeled palms out there as P acaulis, probably because Phoenix hybridize so readily. Most P acualis look like sad little grassy weeds- if the palm is robust and has some stiffness to the leaves, it's probably a hybrid.

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