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Id of Phoenix date palm

Posted by njoasis 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 28, 11 at 15:30

Can anyone identify this Phoenix. It is DEFINITELY not either canariensis or dactylifera (True Date). It may be P. reclinata or rupicola. Leaves are a bit more blue green compared to canariensis--also even more prickly and so far it's a non-sucker.Thanks in advance.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mystery Phoenix #1


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RE: Id of Phoenix date palm2

Okay, let's go with this bigger picture.

Here is a link that might be useful: Phoenix ID


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RE: Id of Phoenix date palm

Okay, I think it's a Phoenix sylvestris due to the blue-silver leaves.


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P.sylvestris usually has orange-yellow on the petioles. Yours looks like a canarienses X roebellini cross.


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Doesn't as all seem like a roebellini though as the bluish leaves are quite rigid and and prickly--not at all like a roebellini. I just got a P. dactylifera (True Date) and it's distinct from that one as well.


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