WILD DATE PALM

The  Date Palm is a single trunked small palm tree growing 19 to 40 feet, with up to 4-foot flat leaves on the true wild date palm. The hybrids grow with  feather-like leaves . Wild date palms' trunks are wider at the base than they are at their tops, and the trunks are covered with scars from older leaves that have fallen.

 

Water dependent, the wild date palm lives in swamps. The  wild date palm trees presence indicates that there is water flow in the area. Full sun is not required for growth in warmer climates where there is a minimum temperature of 22  degrees Farenheit.
Roots are used  to stop toothaches , juice and fruit for cooling a temperature, constipation, heart health, abdominal complaints, vomiting and even loss of consciousness. The plant is also used in the cure for gonorrhea.

The India Date Palm (Phoenix sylvestris) is a specimen palm tree that screams out Welcome to the tropics. With its bright green, slightly curving fronds and bumpy trunk, it is becoming the central trophy plant in many landscapes..

In Florida, the Sylvester Palm is exceptionally hardy and gaining popularity with homeowners and commercial landscapers. The date palms are known for their drought tolerance and fairly slow growth. They are well suited to Florida conditions if they are not overwatered and are provided with regular applications of palm fertilizer. The date palms have the typical diamond-shaped leaf scars on the trunk of the tree, and produce feather-shaped fronds with nasty sharp spines at the base of these leaves. The Indian Date Palm is a single trunked palm.

This Florida Nursery Growers & Landscapers Association 2006 Plant of the Year is different from other Date Palms due to its bluish-green leaf color. As it matures, a skirt of aerial roots will be seen at the swollen base of the trunk. It is reported to be faster growing that the Canary Island Date Palm. Date plans hybridize easily, so be sure of what you are buying. The Indian Date is native to India and Pakistan. It grows to 40 feet tall and is hardy in most of Florida.

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WILD DATE PALM GALLERY

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