San Diego (CA) Photos

February 18, 2009

Possible Canary Island Date Palm in San Diego

Filed under: Nature — Tags: — washaw @ 6:00 am


My neighbor has this beautiful date palm in the front yard.  I have searched with Google and decided it may be a Canary Island Date Palm, also called a Pineapple Palm or officially the phoenix canariensis.   Can anyone confirm my guess?



  1. Sorry, I can’t help you with that, we don’t have any palm trees where I live, but this is a beauty!

    Comment by Stefan Jansson — February 19, 2009 @ 6:34 am

  2. Your correct on both names. We have one that’s 65 years old and it’s one of the tallest ones that I have seen in our area. They grow better in your area. But the Triangle Palm, Neodypsis decaryi just behind it is the real gem.

    Comment by tog — February 19, 2009 @ 8:34 am

  3. Yes it is a Phoenix canariensis.
    And I too caught the Neodypsis in the background!!! that is a truly beautiful palm specimen.

    There are other palms mistaken for canariensis… but more rare.
    Ph. sylvestris is one. as well as Ph. theophrastii. also rare in cultivation… although i have seen them.

    Comment by William Spencer — June 24, 2009 @ 11:49 am

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