Category Archives: Palms

Posts about Palms, ranging from delicate tropical species to cold hardy palms

New Species in the Shop – December 2010. Palms and Bromeliads

Canarius | Monday December 6th, 2010 |

Canarius has just been updated, with new additions of 15 PALMS and 7 BROMELIADS.

Let’s start with…

PALMS

New frost hardy species such as Brahea sarukhanii and Brahea sp. Nuri

We have spectacular plants of Allagoptera caudescens with leaves that are white underneath.

New species of Parajubaea: Parajubaea sunkha and Parajubaea cocoides. Now you can buy all the existing species of Parajubaea in Canarius.com

New larger sizes of previously offered palms, such as Kentiopsis, Rhopalostylis and Nannorhops, now in larger 20 cm pots.

New, Nannorrhops palms in 20 cm pots with large sized leaves

New, Nannorrhops palms in 20 cm pots with large sized leaves

New rare species of Pritchardia: P.minor and P.munroi. Pritchardia minor is a sought-after high-elevation species which stands more frost than others and keeps a small size.

Young Pritchardia minor in the Palmetum of Santa Cruz

Young Pritchardia minor in the Palmetum of Santa Cruz

We ship young potted plants like these:

Young pritchardia palm in 12 cm pot, ready for shipping.

Young pritchardia palm in 12 cm pot, ready for shipping.

and then…

BROMELIADS

The bromeliad nursery is growing larger. Each year we have more species to offer. This time we added new tough-leaved neoregelias, like Neoregelia concentrica Neoregelia farinosa.

Neoregelias are cold-sensitive bromeliads but N. concentrica is one of the most sought-after, cold-hardy neoregelias and can take some frost and snow.

Purple colours on Neoregelia concentrica

Purple colours on Neoregelia concentrica

Also Neoregelia camorimiana is back, and N. burlemarxii.

Neoregelia camorimiana becomes very red and shiny

Neoregelia camorimiana becomes very red and shiny

There is also a new Billbergia distachya var. rubra, a great wild type with bright, wide bracts.

We ship large-sized pups of bromeliads like these:

Pups of Neoregelia burlemarxii, ready for shipping. They can bloom in one year.

Pups of Neoregelia burlemarxii, ready for shipping. They can bloom in one year.

Parajubaea sunkha
Parajubaea cocoides

Bottle palms with super roots

Canarius | Thursday October 14th, 2010 |

This picture shows a picture of a bottle palm, Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, cultivated in the Canary Islands in a 12 cm pot. This palm shows a spectacular root system, just like many of the palm species we ship from Tenerife to your home. When a palm like this gets to your home, it will need to be transplanted to a pot of 17-20 cm . The stronger root system will soon fill the new pot and your palm will quickly jump to a much larger size.

Unpotted Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

The bottle palms we ship from Tenerife show a spectacular root system

The palms we offer are grown in shade houses, in different areas of Tenerife, where the use of chemicals is kept to a minimum. We enjoy an even subtropical climate with a cool winter but our nurseries are not heated, in order to produce strong hardy plants that can be grown in cooler climates. The only exception are the heated areas for seed sprouting and rooting. Our plants are free from pests and diseases.

We offer more than 120 species of palm trees. Come and check our quality in the Palm Shop.

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List of the Palm Species grown in the streets and parks of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

Canarius | Tuesday July 27th, 2010 |

This list is retrieved from the Palmtalk forum of the International Palm Society. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is called the Capital City of Palms in Europe, because a large number of palm species is used in public landscaping. There are more than 60 species in streets and parks of this city in the Canary Islands. Furthermore, almost 500 species can be found in the Palmetum de Santa Cruz, which is a large botanical garden located in this city.

You can buy all these palm trees and many more in the Palm Section of our Shop – We ship young plants to anywhere in Europe.

Below you will find the List of the Palm Species grown in public spaces of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The Cuban Royal Palm, Roystonea regia is very common in the streets of Santa Cruz

  1. Acoelorraphe wrightii
  2. Archontophoenix alexandrae
  3. Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
  4. Bismarckia nobilis
  5. Brahea armata
  6. Butia capitata
  7. Caryota mitis
  8. Caryota urens
  9. Chamaedorea costaricana
  10. Chamaedorea elegans
  11. Chamaedorea metallica
  12. Chamaedorea seifrizii
  13. Chamaerops humilis
  14. Chamaerops humilis cerifera
  15. Chambeyronia macrocarpa
  16. Cocos nucifera
  17. Coccothrinax barbadensis
  18. Copernicia alba
  19. Dypsis decaryi
  20. Dypsis leptocheilos
  21. Dypsis lutescens
  22. Elaeis guineensis
  23. Gaussia maya
  24. Howea belmoreana
  25. Howea forsteriana
  26. Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
  27. Hyophorbe verschaffeltii
  28. Latania lontaroides
  29. Latania verschaffeltii
  30. Licuala spinosa
  31. Livistona australis
  32. Livistona chinensis
  33. Livistona decora
  34. Phoenix canariensis
  35. Phoenix dactylifera
  36. Phoenix reclinata
  37. Phoenix teophrastii
  38. Pritchardia hillebrandii
  39. Pritchardia pacifica
  40. Pritchardia thurstonii
  41. Ptychosperma elegans
  42. Ravenea rivularis
  43. Rhapis excelsa
  44. Roystonea oleracea
  45. Roystonea regia
  46. Sabal minor
  47. Sabal sp.
  48. Syagrus romanzoffiana
  49. Thrinax radiata
  50. Trachycarpus fortunei
  51. Veitchia sp.
  52. Wallichia disticha
  53. Washingtonia filifera
  54. Washingtonia robusta
  55. Wodyetia bifurcata
Spindle palm in Tenerife

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii is planted in many streets of Tenerife

Canarius Bromeliad Nursery grows the colourful species hardy to outdoors conditions

El Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife – NEWS 2010

Canarius | Monday July 19th, 2010 |

The palmetum is a large botanical garden in Tenerife, specialized in palms.

The main website about the project has recently been updated, with insights about the history of the last few years and the new species planted.

About 500 palm species grow in the park, as well as exotic fruit trees, mangroves, baobabs and other unusual tropical plants.

El Jardín Botánico del Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Islas Canarias)

  1. INTRODUCCIÓN (Introduction)

    Click here for Part 1

  2. HISTORIA Y FUTURO DEL PROYECTO (History and Future of the Project)

    Click here for Part2

  3. LAS COLECCIONES Y LOS JARDINES (Collections and Gardens)

    Click here for Part3

Map of the Palmetum de Santa Cruz, from the website linked above

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In our blog you can also find the VIDEO CLIP of the PALMETUM in JANUARY 2009

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www. canarius.com offers more than 100 palm species in the in the palm section of the shop. New palm species are always sprouting in the palm nursery. We offer the best quality of robust plants with healthy roots. We ship to everywhere in Europe.

The video clip of the Frost-Hardy Palm Trachycarpus princeps in Habitat

Canarius | Thursday May 6th, 2010 |

These are marvelous images from a place in China called “The Stone Gate”, in the habitat of the cold resistant Trachycarpus princeps – a palm species with silvery fan leaves. This video was published in 2008 by Stéphane Ringot, with the original name of “Voyage au Pays des Trachycarpus Princeps“: Trip to the land of T. princeps.

The video shows:

  • The trip by boat and the walk through the forest.
  • Adult, tall palms growing on the vertical cliffs, in full sun, with no soil.
  • Seedlings, juveniles in the shade of the forest
  • Beautiful vistas from the cliff.

Trachycarpus princeps is a new species of palm which is hardy to frost and cold conditions in Europe.

Canarius.com is now offering seedlings with palmate leaves in the shop: Trachycarpus princeps