Whilst bamboo can be seen as the backbone of an exotic garden, it can also be used elsewhere for a fast-growing hedge or groundcover. In Holland the largest bamboos can become 8 to 10 metres tall and between 4 to 6 centimeters thick - see our 'news page' for the latest records - whereas the smallest only grows to 20 cm. Most species only become a few metres tall. There are edible bamboos and ones which produce good wood, green and variegated ones, but also black, green or yellow plants. There are those with rapidly spreading roots which have to be kept in check; others (like Chusquea and Fargesia) stay more or less in one place. The minimum temperatures indicated here indicate the lowest temperature at which the bamboo still remains more or less evergreen. Usually the bamboos are not killed by lower temperatures; they will regrow in spring! Our plants are home-grown, and NOT PROPAGATED IN A LABORATORY (not propagated through tissue-culture).

Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island date palm)

Canary Island date palm

Leaf loss
Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island date palm)
  • Tub plant
  • Solitary
  • Mediterranean
  • Hardy to -5 °C
Fast growing palm, that tolerates -8°C as a big palm. May be grown with care outside. Sometimes is damaged at the growth point and can then die off. The best thing is to protect it with electrical thawing wire or Xmaslights. Only grow outside with winterprotection and extra heating.
Max 2m
Sizes and prices  3Liter=€20 5L=€25 7L=€30 12L=€45 25L = €75 Full price list

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