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Old 07-27-2008, 12:29 AM
 
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We just moved to a new house, and arent sure what species of Palm this is. We had Mexican fan palms at our old place, and these are definitely different.

We are also wondering if we can root new trees from the sucker growth at the base of the trunks. If so, do we root them in water, or straight into the ground?

We live in AZ on the Colorado River.
Any input would be appreciated!
Thanks


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Old 07-27-2008, 01:11 AM
 
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Yes, it is a date palm. It is either a Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis) or simply called "The Date Palm "-(Phoenix dactylifera) . Very cool palms! I wish I could grow those in Colorado!
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Old 07-27-2008, 01:22 AM
 
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Yes it's true, unless it's been cheating on you.
It is a P. dactylifera, a P. canariensis has a fattter trunk more pineapple like.
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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oh yes! Not sure of the cultivar of Phoenix dactylifera, which there are several- the Medjool is known for its famous and succulent fruit. Also remember these palms give fruit in only arid desert like conditions. They grow in temperate to tropical situations.

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Old 07-27-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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Thanks, guys!

We thought they were true date palms. Im pretty sure they havent been cheating!

I think this variety is so much prettier than the fan palm. They just look more "tropical".

Is there anyway to tell which trees are male or female?
How often do they bloom, and how often do they bear fruit?

Our neighbors say that one of the trees had fruit on it earlier this spring.
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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They will bloom mostly in desert like climates- and will give fruit only in this type climate.
They are cold tolerant and will grow in many climates from temperate to tropical.
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