Sylvester Date Palm (Phoenix sylvestris)
Sylvester Date Palm
- Other common names include Silver Date Palm, Indian Date, Sugar Date Palm, Wild Date Palm
- One of the world’s most popular palm trees
- Often used throughout luxury homes, golf courses, planting along avenues
- Fast-growing palm
- Sap is used in commercial applications for making date sugar
The Sylvester Date Palm has many similar characteristics to the True Date Palm, such as a robust, solitary trunk with that striking diamond pattern that adds a touch of elegance anywhere. Native to India, Phoenix sylvestris (botanical name) is a beautiful accent palm, which is part of the reason why you will often find them planted in luxury home properties, upscale resorts, and planted in rows along avenues. These are fast-growing palms, with an attractive canopy featuring fronds with gray-green hues that help this tree blend well with many landscape themes. We like to plant them poolside, where mirror-smooth water can reflect their graceful shape, and with landscape lighting, you can create nighttime drama!
Phoenix sylvestris thrives in full sun or partial shade. Once established, they have a high drought tolerance and have little to moderate water requirements. They are also very adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions and are cold hardy!
Big Tex Tree Nursery has the perfect Sylvester Date Palm you need, whether you need one gorgeous specimen or multiple. We grow our Sylvestris palm from premium seeds and nurture them in our local climate, so they are ready to thrive in your landscape. In fact, these palms love to grow in Houston, so visit any of our nurseries and allow our nursery pros to help you select the perfect palm that is sure to enhance any landscape!
We have the Sylvester Date Palm available with fat trunks and healthy fronds! Choose the size you want and relax while our professional planting team does all the work!