Palm ID help

blackbergNovember 20, 2012

Hi all!

I need some help IDing this palm. It grew by itself, along the fence line. It was getting to big and we removed over the weekend and placed it in a 24" box. I t is growing relatively fast and is gaining girth.

here are some pics

thanks for any help.

I want to get name plates for all my palms, and this is the only unknown right now.

thanks again


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It's a phoenix of some sort (date). That's all i know. My guess is dactylifera.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 7:54AM
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LagoMar(USDA 8/AHS 7)

If it grew by itself then mother is nearby. Find out what mother is.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 8:45AM
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There are no palms immediately around it, closest ones are a couple of blocks away, the house is on a corner, and we do get all sorts of birds, so it could have come that way

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 11:13AM
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ericthehurdler(NOR CAL 9a)

Phoenix canariensis. Where i'm from those guys pop up like weeds everywhere, especially on a well watered lawn with a fence to protect it from the mower.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 1:38PM
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I was thinking it was phoenix.
I am hoping it is canariensis, but dactylifera is good too.

I know it will get a little sad in the near future beacuse of the transplant, but hopefully it recovers fast and keep growing at the pace it was,

and once I have a better idea of what it is an how big it will get it can go back in the ground, asap


    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 2:36PM
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Phoenix hybridise very readily, so you might have a bit of a mixture there.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 6:54AM
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