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Sylvester Palm

Phoenix sylvestris

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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:

40-50 ft.

Mature Width:

25 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

10-15 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Phoenix sylvestris

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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Customer Reviews

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Grow Palm Grow
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
DRC
Arrived in great condition. Beautiful on the patio. Will look great in the sun room this winter.
July 1, 2016
Vandergrift, PA
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
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
over 2 years ago
Not exactly what I was expecting
The actual palm tree is not even a foot tall. The website should have pictures of the actual plants.
July 19, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Beautiful Palms
They are beautiful. We are keeping them in large pots till next year and will then plant them. Ant exit for them to grow larger.
May 18, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Arrived in fair condition via FedEx. Only area of concern was regarding significant amount of breakdown to the rootball caused by shipper handling. Responded well to watering and planting with good color and fullness of fronds.
June 25, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Wonderful business. My go to plant and tree company.
Can actually say that these palms were amazing. Can’t believe how big and healthy they were for the price. Shipping was fast and packaging was very protective. I will never buy trees anywhere else. Bought 3 Sylvester Palms from another company several years ago. The plants were half the size and more expensive. Hard freeze killed one and I wanted 1 additional palm. So happy I found this company.
Wish I had found this company sooner
Healthy large palms at a great price
July 24, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
7

Planting & Care



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


Sylvester Palm  Planting Diretions

Sylvester Palms (Phoenix sylvestris) which are also known as “Date Palms” are very beautiful palm specimen. With their silvery, blue-green leaves flowing against their long, weeping branches that spread into a circular canopy for a perfectly symmetrical look. This variety performs best in USDA growing zones 4-11 on the patio and 8-11 in the ground in full sun. Sylvester palm are moderate growers, maturing to a height of 40-50 feet tall and 25 feet wide.

Location: Choose a location that receives a lot of sun (6-8 hours) daily with well draining soil.

Planting Directions (in the ground):
1) Dig your hole 2-3 times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball.
2) Loosen the soil, in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Sylvester palm and gently position 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.
4) Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site, tamping down the soil as you go.
5) When finished, apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets.

Planting Directions (potted):
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.

Watering (in the ground): Palm trees are drought tolerant once established, but will require frequent watering as they establish. Allowing the soil to dry out will weaken the root system of the palm tree. Only allow the soil to dry 1-2 inches down before watering again. The frequency will depend on the climate and how much rain you receiving.

Watering (potted): Stick you finger into the potting soil down to a depth of 2 inches and feel around for any moisture. If the soil is drying out, go ahead and water until you see it escaping the drainage holes and then stop. If there is still moisture present, leave it be until it dries a bit more.

Pruning: Palms do not need much pruning except to remove damaged fronds. Be careful not to pull off any dead or damaged fronds as that can leave a wound behind. Always remove any damaged fronds by pruning them off with a sharp pair of sterilized pruners.

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. Avoid letting the mulch touch the trunk as this can promote rot and/or fungus.

Fertilizing: Nutrients are vital for palm trees to thrive. The sandy, well draining soils they prefer have a tendency for nutrients to leach away quickly. You can apply palm fertilizers that contain specific nutrients best suited for palms. 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 such as an 8-8-8 formula for quicker growth in spring and summer. To avoid yellowing and maintain a healthy shade of green coloring, feed your tree a few spoons full of Epsom salt or a fertilizer that contains nutrients like manganese which will prevent the yellowing and shriveling of the fronds.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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We moved to Mississippi on the Gulf of Mexico and you can't live on the Gulf with out a Palm Tree.
Otis P on Aug 12, 2018
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
We moved to Mississippi on the Gulf of Mexico and you can't live on the Gulf with out a Palm Tree.
Otis P on Aug 12, 2018
they appear to be cold hardy
Shannon R on Apr 20, 2018
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
they appear to be cold hardy
Shannon R on Apr 20, 2018
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
Are the Selvester Palm's fruit edible? If not, what palms produce edible dates?
Chris L on Jun 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Fruits are editable and have sweet taste. They contain a single seed inside.
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 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
if I buy this how long will take to reach 6 foot?
jackeline e on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: At least 3 years with fertilizer. If you water and give more nutrition may be faster.
Can they be grown indoors?
Judy A on Feb 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can be grown indoors near a sunny window.
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.
what is the yearly growth for the Sylvester palm ?
moose on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They grow about 1 foot a year.
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.
Can I grow this palm indoors?
Rhonda S on Jul 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes.
How big is a 3 gal tree hight ?
Judy V on Jun 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The gallon sizes are listed because we cannot guarantee what height they will be. The heights can vary from 6-12 inches and up.
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: When a plant gets root bound water will run straight thru the pot.
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.

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