Scientific Name: Phoenix dactylifera
Common Name: True Date Palm
Full Grown: 80 ft
Description: The True Date Palm has grey-green leaves and is famous for its edible fruit which are only produced in hot, dry climates. The particular variety of Phoenix dactylifera that we grow is Deglet Noor.
Origin: Syria, North Africa, Middle East
Climate: Date Palms are excellent coastal plants. Phoenix dactylifera (Deglet Noor) succeeds very well in hot, dry inland areas as well as cold-temperate regions (though flowers may rarely develop in colder climates).
History: The name dactylifera is thought to come from the Latin word for “finger” which may be a reference to the shape of the date fruit clusters.