Phoenix roebelenii: Pygmy Date Palm
Pygmy date palm
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Broschat, Timothy K. 2014. “Phoenix Roebelenii: Pygmy Date Palm: ENH-600/ST441, Rev. 8/2014”. EDIS 2014 (7). Gainesville, FL.


The pygmy date palm is one of the most popular small landscape palms in Florida. It is single-stemmed, but is often grown in clumps of 2–4 closely spaced individuals which, when older, give the impression of a multi-stemmed palm. This revised 4-page fact sheet was written by Timothy K. Broschat and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, August 2014.

ENH-600/ST441: Phoenix roebelenii: Pygmy Date Palm (
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