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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors



Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 8-11 outdoors
(green area above)

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Mature Height:

40-50 ft.

Mature Width:

25 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

An Elegant Low Maintenance Palm

If you've always wanted to bring the tropics to your yard, then this is the palm for you. Sylvester Palms grow in a variety of climates and soils. They're extremely drought tolerant and low maintenance. Plant them, and watch them grow.

This Date Palm variety has the beautiful look that landscape designers are searching for. Their silvery blue-green leaves provide dazzling color that causes people to stop and stare. They have a unique diamond pattern on their trunk that gives it a textured look.

Their long weeping branches spread into a circular canopy for a perfectly symmetrical look. It sits perfectly atop a long trunk. Golf courses and resorts are just dying to get their hands on these, and you can have them in your own yard.

Guests and neighbors won't know if they're near your home or a tropical getaway, especially when this palm starts to fruit and clusters of creamy white flowers emerge bright colored dates start to grow.

At first they're orange, and aren't ready to be harvested until they turn a dark purple to black color. Sylvester dates are commonly used for making wine and jams, but can be eaten fresh.

These popular palms sell out fast. Don't hesitate getting yours today, before they're gone!





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the palms showed up in good shape and did not seem
to go into any kind of shock after planting!
April 23, 2016
anderson, CA
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
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Medium
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Arrived in great condition. Beautiful on the patio. Will look great in the sun room this winter.
July 1, 2016
Vandergrift, PA
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
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Hardiness
Tender
 
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I bought 2 Sylvester palms for my yard in Louisiana. The palms are healthy and have been developing well since I planted them 3 months ago.
October 9, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Great looking palm
Shipped in good condition. I love palm trees and I have the Sylvester in a container as NC winters won't allow it to survive.
August 2, 2016
NC
Purchased
5 months ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Sylvester Palm



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Sylvester Palm .

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Sylvester Palm gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Sylvester Palm again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I need make new garden so I like to see how look when I get it.
so I get one this time
Rachel K on Jul 28, 2016
Because of its beauty and in same character as the canary island, yet this palm can benefit more....
Traci D on Jun 24, 2016
I need make new garden so I like to see how look when I get it.
so I get one this time
Rachel K on Jul 28, 2016
I have many palms in my yard and love the look of this one. It will add variety but I will need to keep it in a container.
Thomas H on Jul 9, 2016
Because of its beauty and in same character as the canary island, yet this palm can benefit more....
Traci D on Jun 24, 2016
Cold tolerant and drought tolerant yet tropical looking
David C on Mar 24, 2016
The most elegant of all the palms in my opinion!
chase k on Feb 22, 2016
Because of my growing zone
travis j on Dec 2, 2015
I have many palms in my yard and love the look of this one. It will add variety but I will need to keep it in a container.
Thomas H on Jul 9, 2016
Cold tolerant and drought tolerant yet tropical looking
David C on Mar 24, 2016
why do the frons turn yellow on the Sylvester palms?
doug s on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If they are yellowing near the bottom, this is natural. It could also be a nutritional deficiency. Correct this by using a 4-1-6 slow release fertilizer.
Can they be grown indoors?
Judy A on Feb 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can be grown indoors near a sunny window.
can these survive frost in northern california?
Donna on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This will most likely survive in Norther California. It would just depend on your zone. The Sylvester Palm is suitable for zones 8-11. Refer to the hardiness zone map below to find what zone you are in.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
do I need a male and a female tree?
Homey on Nov 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This one is dioecious, male and female flowers are born on different plants. Yes you would have to have a male and female, but they only flower when there more mature plants.
is the Sylvester salt water tolerant ?
Don B on Oct 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Everything I have read says that Sylvester are salt tolerant. That is not to say that I would water them with salt water but they should due well close to the ocean.
I just planted a Sylvester palm seed in a pot how long before I can transplant it into the ground?
mike r on Sep 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Wait until the roots fill the pot and transplant into the ground in warm weather, preferably in the spring time.
Should I fertilize my sago palm before or after planting?
Darrel D on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Nutrients are vital for Palm trees to thrive. The sandy, well-drained soils they prefer have a tendency to allow nutrients to leach away quickly. You can apply palm fertilizers that contain the specific nutrients most suited for Palm trees. The slow release of these nutrients will provide consistent, targeted feeding to help your tree grow strong and healthy. If you prefer, you can use a balanced fertilizer containing 8-8-8 or a 12-6-12 fertilizer for quicker growth. To avoid yellowing and maintain a healthy shade of green coloring, feed your tree a few spoons full of Epsom salt.
I'm in Minnesota. Can I get a smaller palm tree and keep it indoors indefinitely? If yes, what would that be?
Rick S on Jul 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Bamboo palm trees are a great indoor variety that doesn't need much light.
what is the yearly growth for the Sylvester palm ?
moose on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They grow about 1 foot a year.
do you have larger and how much$ ?????? i didnt see my answer
Joan G on Aug 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The 3 gallon is the largest size that we currently carry.

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