Cretan Date Palm
Scientific Name: Phoenix theothrasti Greuter
Phoenix theothrasti

Size: Up to 25 feet tall (7.5 m) 10 feet in diameter (3 m)
Min. Temperature: 16F (-9C)
Water Requirements: Moderate water.
Sun Requirements: Full sun.
Origin: Crete, Greece
Germination: Easy from seeds
Leaf: Pinnate, Silvery grayish green, 6 feet long.
Trunk: clustering No crownshaft, slim, 6 to 7 inches in diameter (15 to 18 cm).
Flower: Dioecious.. Flower stalk coming from among the leaves.
Fruit: Dark brown when ripe. 0.75 inch long. oblong.
Seed: 0.5 inch long. pointed end, grooved.

One of the 2 European palmtree species.


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