SILVESTER KING DATE PALM
The Sylvester India Date Palm (Phoenix sylvestris) is a specimen palm tree that screams out “Welcome to the tropics”. With its bright green, slightly curving fronds and bumpy trunk, it is becoming the central trophy plant in many landscapes.. The date palms are known for their drought tolerance and fairly slow growth,
Sylvester Palm, Silver Date Palm (Phoenix sylvestris)
Plant Feed. Slow release fertilizer designed for palms.
Watering. Water 2 – 3 times per week until established.
Soil. Ordinary, well-drained soil.
Basic Care Summary. Very carefree and easy to grow. Remove dead fronds to keep plant looking tidy.
Additionally, what does a Sylvester palm look like? Sylvester Palms have a hefty central trunk that is noticeably swollen at the base. The leaves are pinnate and up to 10 – 15 feet long. They are a silver-green color and have spines towards the petioles. Small white branching inflorescence form along the leaves.
Hereof, how fast does a Sylvester palm grow?
Sylvestris is relatively fast growing as Date palms go. This species, once established will grow at a rate of about 1.5 feet per year so starting a little smaller than might be ideal for the scale of the site is a good idea.
When should a Sylvester palm be trimmed?
Sylvester for 2+ yrs. & haven’t had to cut any palms off. Wait until the palm is completely BROWN before pruning. Once you have a dozen or more new fronds, you can prune the ugly fronds off any time of year you like.