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Pygmy Date Palm

Phoenix roebelenii

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)

Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-9 ft.

Mature Width:

1-5 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


12-15 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Phoenix roebelenii

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Low maintenance palm that grows indoors and out

Turn your yard into a tropical get away with the exotic Pygmy Date Palm.

Save space with this compact miniature palm. It can fit anywhere, in the corners of your garden, by the deck or pool.

Place it in a container and place it on the porch to frame entry ways. If your area gets too cold for the palm, simply bring it inside once the weather gets cold.

It has upright green branches covered with long slender leaflets. The branches curve towards the top to provide an elegant open crown. It will wave hello to your guests and neighbors as they pass by, making them jealous of its beauty.

In the spring small creamy flowers emerge and quickly turn into incredibly sweet dates. This exotic fruit is hard to find! Its dark crimson skin pops out against the leaves, giving Pygmy Date Palms a unique eye catching look.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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Pygmy Date Palm
Now that the horrendous summer heat has given way to rain the beautiful Palm has taken root and is flourishing. It is such a beautiful little Palm Tree. I am protective of it, but it is a gorgeous addition to my garden. Add one of these to yours as you will love it!
August 2, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
The little tree :)
I was disappointed with the first tree I received. It was much smaller than stated on the website. I did call customer service and register my dissatisfaction. I can say customer service is 5 star for this website. The second tree that was sent to me was much larger than the first, the trunk however was not as large as the photo presented. hence the four star rating for the tree.
August 20, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
It is pretty!
I love palm trees, and I love my pygmy date palm...however I am not sure that it loves IN. I currently have it inside the house in a pot sitting at a big window. The tips of the leaves on some of the fronds have turned brown. Now, I have googled this and it said that it is not getting enough light. So, I put it in the window. I have learned form experience that if you put a plant that has been indoors for some time and then you out it outdoors, you can and probably will "sunburn" it. I really hope that my pygmy stays healthy being in the window with more light. It arrived beautifully packaged and had several new fronds starting very quickly after potting.
July 26, 2015
over 2 years ago
Love it!
The plant is full and beautiful! Hoping I have it for a long, long time!
July 28, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Pygmy date palm
The tree arrived in great condition, is planted and looks great .
August 11, 2015
over 2 years ago
Beautiful Palm
Received my Pygmy Palm a few weeks ago. Full, beautiful & doing great. If you love palms, I highly recommend this fluffy addition. Totally forgot about the dates. That will be a wonderful surprise.
June 6, 2016
Montesano, WA
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Pygmy Date Palm perfect little palm
FGT outdid themselves with this 2 ft. palm. Arrived in excellent condition and as a plus was a bit larger than 2 ft., very nicely shaped with 4 slim trunks. Very pleased with this purchase.
June 13, 2016
Fernandina Beach, FL
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Beautiful Palm
I was excited to receive the date palm I purchased. They took extra care in preparing it for shipment. It arrived in a container filled with dirt, the branches were beautiful.
As soon as I received it - I planted it the next day and it is doing great. I would definitely recommend purchasing this plant, and from fast growing they're wonderful!!
May 21, 2016
Portland, OR
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
I just received these yesterday and they were much larger than I expected. They are beautiful and I can't wait to get them planted!
July 1, 2016
Social Circle, GA
Growing Zone:
Outdoor Oasis
My Palm came in a box wrapped up so nothing spills out. At the bottom of each pot they packed the planting food. Interesting, but it fit that way. Planted it outside on a warm sunny weekend day and it is doing well. To early yet to say anything negative about it's growth or hardiness (cold), but all I have done thus far is plant, water, feed and wait. So far so good.
August 12, 2016
New Bern, NC
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Pygmy Date Palm

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Pygmy Date 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 Pygmy Date 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 Pygmy Date Palm again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
The look of the palm for our use
Darlene C on Sep 30, 2017
Pool area
N Jayne N on Apr 12, 2017
The look of the palm for our use
Darlene C on Sep 30, 2017
Tropical look for pool!
Dylan D on May 4, 2017
Pool area
N Jayne N on Apr 12, 2017
Size height was the main reason. Also, I live in zone 8, Eastern NC, so I was looking for a Palm that was hardy as well.
Ronald S on Jul 20, 2016
Love these... If they grow as I hope for then it's going to be perfect! Love the way the Pygmy date trates off
Traci D on Jun 24, 2016
I want to grow dates but the large date trees are massive in size
Jessica on Apr 22, 2016
I have had a date palm for approximately 5 years which I baby to keep alive but no dates. I want dates so hopefully these will grow well here and give me dates. very excited to get these trees.
Frances G on Mar 29, 2016
Tropical look for pool!
Dylan D on May 4, 2017
Size height was the main reason. Also, I live in zone 8, Eastern NC, so I was looking for a Palm that was hardy as well.
Ronald S on Jul 20, 2016
what kind of root system does this tree have? Can it be planted next to slab or are the roots invasive?
Lynn L on May 4, 2015
Is the date palm self pollinating?
intcede on Jun 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Pygmy Date palms are monoecius, so they are self pollinating. Pollinated by wind, bees and other insects.
What size is the actual plant I will be receiving . I ordered something similar somewhere else and it was about 3 inches tall and no trunk? Thanks
Kenneth b on Jun 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We supply a 2-3 foot plant in a 3 gallon pot. It will be developing a trunk already, though it will not be very tall at this point. It will take about 4 to 6 years for your Pygmy Date Palm to reach 6 feet, which is its adult size.
does it hurt this tree by cuting off the flower pods ?
Mike O on May 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, it will not hurt your palm tree.
My new pygm date palm has been repotted per your web site instructions. How much water
does this palm require . . . It is outside?
Becky K on May 2, 2017
I'm in zone 8 - winter temps here have been known to drop to + - 20 for several nights in a row. What temp range can this little potted palm withstand?
Janet N on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I never chanced the weather, I brought it indoors for the winter and it is doing fantastic. Twice the size since I bought it last year
Can i keep this tree in a pot without drain holes?
Javani M on May 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't want any pot plant without drainage. The roots can get soggy if sit in water all the time. But if you have pot large enough to have a rock layered bottom, this might help.
What ratio of fertilizer should I use?
Laura L on Oct 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not too sure. We have been using a Miracle Grow sprinkle on product and the tree seems happy enough. Not much growth, but still green and hearty.
As the tree is growing, will the lower limbs fall off on its own, or must I trim them off?
Javani M on Jun 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have trimmed it many times in the 15 months I have had mine. I winter it inside and it had scale that was attacking some limbs and cut them off. The limbs come back fast and thrive outside. Once outside the scale is gone. I had treated with alcohol, water and dish soap. They are durable as long as there are a few limbs left uncut.
Does this tree actually have dates?
Frances G on Jun 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, not at the time of shipping. It can take up to 12 years before they start producing dates.
what a distance between 2 dates palm tree ?
andy p on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant them 2-5 feet apart
Can you eat dates from a pygmy date palm?
Wes D on Aug 14, 2017
Are date trees and date palms the same?
Wes D on Aug 14, 2017
I have order this for indoor - will they be ok to grow indoor?
Aditi C on Jul 10, 2017
Can I keep the Pygmy Date Palm inside of my home?
Palmer on Jul 7, 2017

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