Landscape Environment

Grow Region: 8b

Origin: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Drought Tolerance: High

Cold Tolerance: 22 F

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Soil: Adapatable

Light: High


Mature Height: 40 feet

Trunk: 16 inch diameter, large diamond shaped flat scars, persisent leaf bases, aerial roots at base , solitary

Leaf: 10-12 foot pinnate leaf with 200-250 bluish-green leaflets up to 18 inches long in groups of 2 or 3, often criss-crossing

Leaf Petiole: 3 foot long

Armature: lower leaves on petiole are modified spines


Flowers: 2-3 feet long, multiple branches

Fruit: 1.5-2 inches, oblong, green ripening to purplish-red. Edible.

Human Uses: Dates, sugar, thatching


Subfamily: Coryphoideae

Tribe: Phoeniceae


Indian date palm, sugar date palm, silver date palm

Phoenix sylvestris

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    Clear Trunk Height:

    How we measure palms

    Conditions for Growth

    This palm thrives with regular water in the loamy, well drained soil and summer heat of Riverside, CA. It is said to tolderate drought well, and can thrive in a range of soils and climates, preferring a dry heat in the summer and eduring the coldest inland winters down to 22 degrees before sustaning damage.

    Growth Rate and Size

    Moderate to fast growth rate of 9-12 inches per year at the Grove, with a 16 inch diameter and 40 foot height in maturity.


    The Phoenix sylvestris is a dioecious plant, with separate male and female plants. The trunk is about 16 inches in diameter, solitary, reaching a height of 40 feet at a moderate growth rate of 9-12 inches per year, persisent leaf bases, and aerial roots at base. The manicured trunk has large diamond shaped flat scars. The pinnate leaf is 10-12 foot long, with a 3 foot petiole, pinnately compound with 200-250 bluish-green leaflets in groups of 2 or 3, often criss-crossing with induplicate splitting along adaxial ridges leaf divisions. The bottom of the petiole has modified leaves which are thin, long and spiny. Fruit is oblong, about 1.5-2 inches, green ripening to purplish-red.