Sylvester Date Palm

(Phoenix Sylvestris)

The Sylvester Date Palm is a beautiful accent palm that blends well into many landscape themes. Its fast growth and cold hardiness make it a good choice for the Lowcountry.

Sylvester Date Palm (Phoenix Sylvestris)

Other names: Silver Date Palm, Wild Date Palm

  • Great large palm for Charleston
  • Will show damage below 15F
  • Fast
  • 40-50 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide
  • Can handle full sun
  • Water frequently after planting

About the Canary Palm:

The Sylvester Date Palm Tree, also known as the Silver Date Palm or Wild Date Palm, is one of the most beautiful of all palm tree varieties.

It is a fast growing palm that can get up to 40-50ft tall and 25ft wide.  It works great as an accent palm that blends well into many landscape themes. The trunks are robust and the canopies average 18′ across at maturity. 

Sylvestris are all grown from seed and so its normal to see some variations in appearance across a group. It has a lot of similar characteristics with True Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera).

It has a solitary robust trunk, with an interesting diamond pattern created by leaf scars. The Sylvester Date Palm requires some maintenance trimming old dead leaves that tend to make “skirt”. The tree’s trunk is swollen at the base, about 13-18 inches in diameter.

If you are looking for a unique and beautiful accent piece for your home or office we recommend the  Sylvester Date Palm Tree in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.

Caring for your Sylvester Date Palm

We’ll be adding detailed information for taking care of your Sylvester Date Palm. For now, though check out our general tips for palm tree care.

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