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Phoenix roebellenii - Pigmy Date Palms

Phoenix roebellenii - Pigmy Date Palms (Phoenix roebellenii - Pigmy Date Palms)

My Pigmy date palms are getting tall, 7’ or (2.5 m) tall. I planted them as very small palms around 14 years ago. Photo taken Jan. 13, 2021.

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How tall do they actually get then? 7' is quite tall, but compared to normal date palms I guess they are pigmy.

15 Jan, 2021


They usually top out at 18 ft (5.5 m). Most species of Phoenix grow to more than 50 ft (15 m) tall.

16 Jan, 2021


wow that is still pretty big isn't it?

16 Jan, 2021


Very striking, architecturally.

16 Jan, 2021



If you do a search for Phoenix roebellenii you’ll see a lot of my pics. It’s an extremely common palm in California. They’re a dime a dozen.

17 Jan, 2021



It’s very widely used in front of commercial buildings. (Maybe overused).

17 Jan, 2021


Sounds like the way pampas grass is used here.

17 Jan, 2021


If it’s easy they use it. Pampas grass grows wild here, especially in the canyons along with Agave americana, Washingtononia robusta, Phoenix canariensis, Nicotiana glauca.

21 Jan, 2021

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