The large leaves of a still small Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island Date Palm) overhang a pool in the garden. This is one of the largest palm species in the world and it grows quite happily in Torbay. It will not survive heavy frosts as well as Trachycarpus fortunei, the Chusan Palm, which takes temperatures as low as -15°C. The combination of palm leaves, especially feather palm leaves, and water evokes a very tropical atmosphere. Here the palm is seen growing in the company of Agapanthus, Phormium, Echium and Eucalyptus.
© Maciej Pomian-Srzednicki, 2009
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Phoenix canariensis by pond

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