Sylvestris Palm Tree
Sylvester palm for centerpiece landscape
Sylvester Palm Trees
Sylvester Palms Lining Driveway
Sylvestris Palm with diamond cut
Sylvester Palm Trees With Diamond Cut
Sylvester Palm in Roundabout
Sylvester palm tree in landscape
Common Name: Sylverstris Palm, Sylvester Palm
Scientific Name: Phoenix sylvestris
Growth Rate: Slow
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Drought Tol.: Moderate
Typical Height: 40' OA
The Phoenix Sylvestris, also known as the Sylvester or Silver Date Palm, is one of the more classy palm trees that thrive in our tropical climate. A favorite among landscapers who prefer a more compact, yet robust tree that has a similar look to the larger Canary Date Palm, the Sylvester looks great as a standalone or as an accent tree. Southwest Florida loves the Silver Date Palm, as you can probably tell by seeing them everywhere, including Cape Coral, Pine Island, Naples, and Fort Myers.
This hardy palm tree is a relatively low maintenance palm due to its slow growth rate. It normally grows from 1 to 3 feet per year, reaching a maximum height of 40 feet by the time it reaches maturity. When the fronds eventually due need trimming, you will be able to tell it is time by seeing it turn brown becoming limp.
The Silver Date Palm would look great as an accent in the corner of your yard, lining a long driveway, or as a centerpiece to a large garden area. We suggest planting this beauty at least 5 feet from your home or any structure due to its width, but don’t worry, it doesn’t get as wide as the Canary Date Palm so it is perfect for the smaller landscaping job or more compact yard.
You will notice that as the Sylvester grows, it will begin to develop small, edible fruit that has a sweet taste that some people even use to make sweet wine.
We recommend fertilizing the Silver Date Palm with a palm tree fertilizer about three times a year, or every 4 months. Once the palm becomes established, it becomes moderately drought tolerant, but we encourage you to set up an irrigation line to keep it nice and healthy.
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