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  • Pygmy Date Palm for Sale

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Pygmy Date Palm

Phoenix roebelenii

$39.95

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
-t- Planting Mix
Pygmy Date Palm Planting Mix

Helps your Pygmy Date Palm get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)



Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-9 ft.

Mature Width:

1-5 ft.

Sunlight:

Full-Partial

Growth Rate:

Slow

Botanical Name:

Phoenix roebelenii

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

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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Love new home
These guys never even dropped. Very happy plants. Looked nice out of box and got better from there. My youngest daughter is looking forward to picking dates.
November 4, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
2 pigmie trees
2 plants arrived in great condition,green , moist. 2 weeks later leaves are yellowing or drooping. Probably my care,,too much or too little water maybe . I cant figure it out tho.
October 24, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
10
Good quality palm
Came very bushy and beautiful. It loves my home, I did set up a drainage for it as recommended. It was a little yellow upon delivery. But 7 days later the green color cane back. It stands on the window facing south, gets a lot of light during the day
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August 19, 2018
50/50
Pygmy's are doing o.k. But the four expensive Japanese maples I bought in the fall of last year are not. Two are completely gone and the other two the leaves are turning yellow which suggest to me that they don't have long.
June 21, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Sylvester Palm Tree
I ordered two of the Sylvester Palm Trees. They arrived in good shape. I planted them the next day. Unfortunately, they are yellow and I am afraid they might die. I don't know how to save them. I appreciate any advice I can get.
It is good that I also purchased a one year warranty. I have attached several pictures.
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May 30, 2018
Birmingham, AL
Growing Zone:
8
Our Date Palm
I've had our date palm for about a month and all is going well. Loves our back door in Lansdale, PA because it gets morning sun. New shoots are up and ready to open! I did trim about three frons off just to shape it and I also reported it the day after I received it. Would love a second one but for now I am saving up for a cold Hardy avocado tree.
Back door with morning sun. We live in Lansdale, PA outside Philadelphia.
Back door with morning sun. We live in Lansdale, PA outside Philadelphia.
September 16, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
LOVE IT!!!
Great to create a tropical ambience !
August 4, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
4
Awesome
I was hesitant on buying online, but wow! I was wrong. Both palms I got were perfect and are doing great in my yard. I will be shopping again.
June 28, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
Beautiful and healthy pigmy date palm.
My palm is doing well. I transplanted it 24 hours after I received it in the mail. It seems to be doing well in it's new environment so far. It is beautiful and I'm glad I took a chance on ordering on line.
June 27, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
It looks beautiful in my Courtyard by the water fountain . Still early to see how it's going to go
June 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago

Planting & Care



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


Pygmy Date Palm Planting Diretions

The Pygmy Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii) is a compact species of palm that can be used in any part of the landscape in USDA growing zones 9-11 and as a houseplant in the rest of the country. Growing at 1-2 feet per year they will slowly reach an overall height of 5 to 9 feet tall. If planting a single trunk specimen they will get 2-5 feet wide, if planting a multiple trunk specimen, they can reach 5-7 feet wide. Mature palms can tolerate cold temperatures of 15 degrees but younger trees will need to be protected when temperatures begin to drop near the 20 degree range. These plants can easily be planted in a container and brought inside for the winter months if you are in an area that is too cold for the tree to remain outdoors in the winter. They can be placed on a deck or patio, or make a great entry way plant during the spring and summer months then brought indoors before the temperatures begin to drop. If you are in a warm enough climate, these trees can produce edible dates, flowering in spring the fruits typically ripen in September to October.

Selecting a location: Choose a location that receives a lot of sun, but while the tree is still young, try to limit direct sunlight to 3 hours per day.

Planting Directions: For warm weather locations, palm trees can be planted pretty much any time of year. For colder regions, it’s best to wait until the weather warms up a bit before planting. If there is going to be waiting period before you plant, keep the palms roots moist but don’t soak them.

1) Dig a hole that is 2-3 times the width and just as deep as the root ball.
2) Handle your palm tree carefully when placing it in the hole. Be especially careful of the tree’s roots and the bud (or heart) because this is where your Palm Tree’s new growth will come from.
3) Place the tree in the hole making sure the top of the roots are level with the surrounding soil. Tamp down as you fill in the hole to prevent air pockets from forming.

Watering: Watering for the first several months after planting is critical to the overall health and successful growth of your Palm. Be sure to use water that is salt-free to avoid leaf yellowing/spotting. Keep a watchful eye on the soil, make sure there is enough moisture present to prevent it from drying out completely. That being said, you also need to make sure that you don’t over water, which could lead to root disease and limit the establishment of new roots in the surrounding soil. The typical rule of thumb with palms is to water once a week or more often as necessary, with less watering required during the dormant period in the winter.

Pruning: Palms do not need much pruning except to remove damaged fronds. Be careful not to pull off dead or damaged frond as that can leave a wound behind. Always remove any damaged fronds by pruning them off with a sharp pair of sterilized pruners. The pygmy date palm does not have a self cleaning trunk like most other varieties. Old leaf removal is required to allow the tree to keep its beautiful appearance.

Mulch: To help enrich the soil and reduce growth competition from weeds, apply a heavy mulch around the trunk, using wood chips, cypress bark or lawn clippings. This will also help to reduce water consumption.

Fertilizing: 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.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Jeanette B on Jul 31, 2018
Needed a small attractive tree for the corner of my patio.
Cynthia L on Jun 23, 2018
FL location
Jeanette B on Jul 31, 2018
Ordered fishtail palm. Very pleasef with plant .Came when it was suppose to. Decided to ordet date plam.
Martha B on Jul 2, 2018
Needed a small attractive tree for the corner of my patio.
Cynthia L on Jun 23, 2018
Wanted something for my gazebo.
Tina B on Apr 30, 2018
I like the size
Vanora F on Apr 13, 2018
Very decorative and I love dates!
Eugene J. M on Mar 16, 2018
Lost a queen palms to cold and replacing with a more tolerant tree
Dennis S on Feb 18, 2018
Love palm trees. They instantly perk up my mood when I see and care for them. They are easy to grow and care for.
Wayne R on Feb 17, 2018
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
Ordered fishtail palm. Very pleasef with plant .Came when it was suppose to. Decided to ordet date plam.
Martha B on Jul 2, 2018
Wanted something for my gazebo.
Tina B on Apr 30, 2018
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
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.
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.
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
BEST ANSWER: Watering for the first several months after planting is critical to the overall health and successful growth of your Palm. Be sure to use water that is salt-free to avoid leaf yellowing/spotting. Keep a watchful eye on the soil, make sure there is enough moisture present to prevent it from drying out completely. That being said, you also need to make sure that you don’t over water, which could lead to root disease and limit the establishment of new roots in the surrounding soil. The typical rule of thumb with palms is to water once a week or more often as necessary, with less watering required during the dormant period in the winter.
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: Our two mature (9-foot) pygmy palms froze last winter in Houston, as did most in our area between Houston and Galveston that were too large to cover. We had several days in the 20s, as well as a snowfall that may be what did them in. We're zone 9b. I wouldn't expect one to make it outdoors through a zone 8 winter.
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.
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.
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.
When planting outdoors, it it best to backfill with the native soil or must sand or other amendments be added at planting?
Mary C on Aug 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend a combination of native soil with added organic compost to enrich the soil with nutrients
-Chad
When to repot a Pygmy date palm?
Diamond on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You want to re pot it before it gets root bound in the pot
1) Choose a container that is 1-2 times larger than the pot that the plant initially arrived in.
2) Use a quality acidic potting medium such as a palm or citrus mix.
3) Partially fill the container part way, position the palm and fill the remainder leaving a slight space from the rim of the pot.
4) Choose a location on the patio, backyard, or front/side of the house providing it will receive full to partial sun.
5) Water until it begins to flow through the bottom drainage holes, keep the soil slightly moist but not saturated.
6) If bringing indoors during the winter, keep by a sunny window and water as needed. Avoid exposure to both drafts and heat from a window or vent.
Are date trees and date palms the same?
Wes D on Aug 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are the same.
Can I keep the Pygmy Date Palm inside of my home?
Palmer on Jul 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can grow them indoors proved they get sufficient amount of water and sunlight.
what a distance between 2 dates palm tree ?
andy p on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant them 2-5 feet apart

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