The canary island palm is a slow grower to about 40 feet. The wide-spreading fronds stay low to the ground for many years as the trunk slowly forms, so give it plenty of room. A Canary Island palm is one of the best cold hardy palms. They are moderately salt-tolerant and require full sun. It produces fruit resembling dates. They can be susceptible to palm weevils that invade the heart of the palm and kill it if it is stressed. Palm weevils are beetles that lay larva (eggs) on decaying matter…they don’t attack healthy trees.
Canary Island Palm Care
You will want to add top soil when you plant. Fertilize 3 times a year with a granular palm fertilizer with micro-nutrients. They can be prone to potassium deficiency, which will cause yellowed fronds applying a fertilizer that’s high in potassium will keep it green. It is not self-cleaning, so you’ll need to remove browned fronds. Its slow growth rate will ensure this is not a regular chore. Drought tolerant once established, make sure it gets watered during dry spells.
Canary Island Palm Spacing
The canary is a large palm so you must plan for it’s size. Come out at least 10 feet from the house when planting. If you are planting them in a row, space 10 to 15 feet apart. They are too big for containers.
Canary Island Palm
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