The Pygmy Date Palm is the dwarf of the Phoenix Palm family. This tree is native to Asia and has a crown of a fine arching three foot long leaves. The Pygmy Date Palm trunk grows slowly from 6 to 12 feet tall with a graceful spread of 6 to 10 feet, though rarely seen fully grown in the United States. This beautiful specialty palm is very popular as a container palm plant for poolsides and patios. The Pygmy Date Palm may have a straight single trunk or multiple curving trunks. Either way, it is a very classy small palm used all over the world. It does produce a small insignificant flower and date. The Pygmy Date Palm requires constant watering, but will tolerate a wide range of soil types. It is also tolerant of sun or shade and is an excellent palm for an indoor tree. The Pygmy Date Palm is cold hardy to just below freezing and needs protecting from temperatures in the 20’s and lower. (Grows in Zones 9-10. Refer to Zone Map.)
Grows in zones: 9 - 10.