Wild Date Palms Put on a Glamorous Trunk Show
Wild Date palms boast exotic trunks that make them the fashionistas of Florida’s palm world. In fact, if they could waltz down a fashion runway, all eyes would focus on what makes them so wonderfully Florida. It’s not just their sweeping fronds. Or their tall sleek stature. It’s not even their rich, full crowns. It’s their diamond-cut trunks.
Also known as Phoenix sylvestris, Wild Date palms get their unique look from leaf scars. When “diamond cut” by a professional, they expose fresh stem wood that produces a handsome orange color that fades slightly over time. Paired with gorgeous, silvery blue-green fronds curved into a spherical crown, they’re a top model in Florida’s land of palms.
The Wild Date is more than a pretty face. This hardy specimen tolerates wind, cold and drought (although it does better when regularly watered). It doesn’t mind spritzes of salt spray, either. Plant in well-drained soil and expect maybe a foot of growth each year. Ultimately, you’ll have a 40-foot beauty that’ll turn heads in almost any location that gets direct sunlight with room to grow. Consider the center of a circular drive. Near a gate entrance. Or as a focal point of a wide garden bed.
For a date that doesn’t require high maintenance, Wild Date palms are among the most attractive ones you can meet in single or multi-stem forms. Contact one of ArtisTree’s award-winning designers to learn more.
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