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Different Types of New Zealand Palms. Nursery Pictures

Canarius | Monday January 3rd, 2011 |

The New Zealand Palm Tree grows in cooler conditions than most palms and it is hardy to light frosts of about -5 C (23 F).

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

In our shop you can find different forms of the New Zealand Palm Tree in different pot sizes . We currently offer :

  1. Rhopalostylis sapida Oceana – Chatham Island
  2. Rhopalostylis sapida Auckland
  3. Rhopalostylis sapida East Cape
  4. Rhopalostylis baueri var. cheesemannii
 Rhopalostylis sapida East Cape - 12 cm pot

Rhopalostylis sapida East Cape – 12 cm pot

rhopalostylis sapida m12

Rhopalostylis sapida Auckland in 12 cm pot

rhopalostylis sapida m25

Rhopalostylis sapida Auckland – 25 cm

rhopalostylis sapida oceana vs m12

Rhopalostylis sapida Auckland in 12 cm pot


Rhopalostylis baueri cheesemanii vs m20

Rhopalostylis sapida Oceana – 12 cm pot

Rhopalostylis sapida vs m25

Rhopalostylis baueri cheesemanii – 20 cm pot

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

List of palms of the park of Maspalomas – Palmetum

Canarius | Monday April 5th, 2010 |

The Palmetum of Maspalomas

The Palmetum of Maspalomas is a public area of 20.000 m2 devoted to palms, in the dry and sunny South of Gran Canaria.

Palmetum of Maspalomas opened in July 2008 and now hosts a growing collection of rare palms.

This is the list of species of palms growing in the park:

  • Acoelorrhaphae wrightii
  • Adonidia merilli
  • Allagoptera arenaria
  • Archontophoenix alexandrae
  • Archontophoenix cunnighamiana
  • Areca catechu
  • Areca lutencens
  • Areca triandra
  • Arenga australásica
  • Arenga engleri
  • Arenga micrantha
  • Arenga tremula
  • Bismarckia nobilis
  • Brahea armata
  • Butya yatay
  • Carpentaria acuminata
  • Caryota maxima
  • Caryota obtusa
  • Caryota mitis
  • Caryota urens
  • Ceroxilon alpinum
  • Chamerops humilis
  • Chanbeyronia macrocarpa
  • Coccothrinax sp
  • Copernicia alba
  • Copernicia berteroana
  • Cryosophila argentea
  • Dictyosperma album
  • Dypsis lastelliana
  • Dypsis leptocheilos
  • Dypsis madagascariensis
  • Eleais guinensis
  • Gaussia maya
  • Howea belmoreana
  • Howeia forsteriana
  • Hyophorbe lagenecaulis
  • Hyophorbe verschafeltii
  • Jubaea chilensis
  • Jubaeopsis caffra
  • Latania loddigesii
  • Latania lontaroides
  • Latania verschaffeltii
  • Livistonia benthamii
  • Livistonia chinensis
  • Livistonia australis
  • Livistonia marieae
  • Nannorrhops ritchiana
  • Parajubaea torally var. microcarpa
  • Parajubaea torally var. torally
  • Phoenix canariensis
  • Phoenix dactilifera
  • Phoenix reclinata
  • Phoenix roebelenii
  • Pseudophoenix sargentii
  • Pseudophoenix vinifera
  • Pritchardia hillebrandii
  • Pritchardia pacifica
  • Ptychosperma elegans
  • Ptychosperma macarthurii
  • Ptychosperma salomonense
  • Raphia farinifera
  • Ravenea rivularis
  • Ravenea xerophyla
  • Rhapis excelsa
  • Roystonea oleracea
  • Roystonea regia
  • Serenoa repens
  • Syagrus romanzoffiana
  • Syagrus schizophylla
  • Trachicarpus wagnerianus
  • Trachycarpus takil
  • Trithrinax brasilensis
  • Thrinax sp
  • Veitchia joannis
  • Veitchia arecina
  • Wallichia densiflora
  • Woodyetia bifurcata
  • Sabal mauritiiformis
  • Sabal palmetto
  • Sabal yapa

The collection of palm trees is impressive Maspalomas Palmetum is very interesting.

The Palm Honey in La Gomera

Canarius | Wednesday February 17th, 2010 |

The Palm Honey in La Gomera

It is all about palm “honey”. See how the palm sap is collected from tall, wild palmtrees in La Gomera. Spectacular images, nice music. Subtitles in Spanish. PALM HONEY is a syrup manufactured in the island of La Gomera, one of the seven Canary Islands.

The process is as follows:

  1. The upper leaves of the palm are removed (Phoenix canariensis).
  2. The top is cut until the man gets to the soft white part that forms the “core” of the palm.
  3. A channel is placed to collect the sap produced from this “wound”.
  4. The cut must “heal” daily at dusk to mane the sap during the night. During the day, the sun’s heat would spoil the liquid.
  5. At dawn, the craftsman collects the liquid and boil it for a long time until it becomes a sweet, thick black liquid.

This is an excellent food, very good flavor and with many properties.

The palm does not die by this process and quickly recovers. Every five years or so, it can again be tapped”. The best time is summer and extraction is most popular in the areas of Taguluche, Tazo, El Ingenio and Alojera.

You can buy different types of palm honey from the Canary Islands in the Honey Section of our Shop.

Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife – Video Clip January 2009

Canarius | Tuesday January 5th, 2010 |

The Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the best botanical garden to see palms in Europe, with 470 species of palms. This fine video shows beautiful sceneries with piano music.

List of species shown in the video

  • 0:14 Sección/Section: Madagascar (Con el lago delante/with the pond in the foreground)
  • 0:20 Dypsis leptocheilos (Grupos/Clumps), Bismarckia nobilis (detrás/behind)
  • 0:23 Sección/Section: America Central. Sabal palmetto.
  • 0:27 Dypsis leptocheilos, Bismarckia nobilis
  • 0:37 Océano atlántico/Atlantic ocean, Araucaria columnaris
  • 0:43 Araucaria columnaris
  • 0:46 Dypsis leptocheilos. D. madagascariens detrás/behind
  • 0:49 Dypsis leptocheilos, Capitel/Crownshaft
  • 0:52 Ravenea rivularis derecha/left. Acoelorraphe wrightii detrás/behind
  • 0:57 Hyophorbe verschaffeltii. Bismarckia nobilis detrás/behind
  • 1:01 Cocos nucifera. Vistas al oceano en el Talud Sur/Ocean view on the Southern slopes.
  • 1:05 Latania loddigesii, con frutos/in fruit.
  • 1:11 Dypsis lutescens (izq./left), Arenga westerhoutii (dcha/right).
  • 1:16 Section: Australia. Center: Livistona decora. Sides: Howea forsteriana. Back: Wodyetia bifurcata
  • 1:26 Section: Caribbean islands. Roystonea regia. Copernicia baileyana (dcha/right).
  • 1:31 Riachuelo en la sección caribeña/Stream in the Caribbean section. Acoelorraphe (izq./left). Other palms (dcha/right).
  • 1:35 Roystonea lenis (izq./left), R.regia (izq./left) (dcha/right).
  • 1:38 Panoramica con palmeras/Landscape with palms. Roystonea regia (tall, center)
  • 1:41 Dypsis decaryi
  • 1:52 Corypha utan
  • 1:56 Copernicia baileyana (Hojas palmeadas/fan leaves), Roystonea regia arriba/above.
  • 2:00 Livistona australis
  • 2:04 Bentickia nicobarica (Hoja/Leaf) and Veitchia joannis (Fruits)
  • 2:08 Sección del Caribe/Caribbean section.
  • 2:13 Copernicia baileyana
  • 2:16 Acrocomia crispa
  • 2:28 Sabal palmetto (Centro/Center), tronco/trunk
  • 2:35 Arenga pinnata (tronco/trunk)
  • 2:38 Arenga pinnata (Centro/Center), Veitchia.
  • 2:44 Hemithrinax ekmaniana (esquina abajo izq./corner below left)
  • 2:47 Section: Indochina. Arenga pinnata, Arenga engleri, Arenga tremula.
  • 2:50 Hemithrinax ekmaniana
  • 2:53 Roystonea regia (trunk) and other Caribbean palm species.
  • 2:56 Sección del Caribe/Caribbean Section. Roystonea regia (altas/tall). Coccothrinax spp..
  • PIC1: En el Octógono (Invernadero de Sombra) / Inside the octagon (Shadehouse)
  • PIC2:Dypsis lutescens, Bismarckia nobilis, Howea forsteriana
  • PIC3: Cocos nucifera
  • PIC4: Southern Slope: Cocos nucifera, Latania loddigesii, Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Araucaria columnaris
  • PIC5: Bismarckia nobilis, gris azul / grey blue
  • PIC6: Ladera Sur / Southern Slope: Cocos nucifera, Latania loddigesii, Hyophorbe verschaffeltii.
  • PIC7: Ladera Sur / Southern Slope: tapizantes suculentos / succulent groundcovers.  Araucaria columnaris.

Cold-Resistant Palms for Europe

Canarius | Tuesday January 5th, 2010 |

Some palms can take frost and snow. Some grow very well in central Europe. The palm family includes about 2.400 species, mostly distributed in tropical and subtropical regions. Most species need warm temperatures but few exceptions occur in the cooler areas of the globe, at higher altitudes or higher latitudes. Hardy palms come from Chile, New Zealand, Morocco, Northern Mexico or China.

Copernicia alba from Argentina is moderately hardy, to about - 8 C

Copernicia alba from Argentina is moderately hardy, to about – 8 C

Most hardy palms bear palmate (fan-shaped) leaves. Fewer have pinnate leaves, and the hardiest are Jubaea and Butia. Most are solitary (single trunked) palms, some are clumping. Collectors will love the frost-hardy genus Butia with about 14 species, and Trachycarpus with nine species and a number of forms and varieties.If you are in a cold area, you might be restricted to use less than ten palm species. Just learn all you can about them and use them well in your landscape. After all, the average tropical garden has less than ten palm species! Plant palms in groups, in lines, in large pots, on the slope, by the pond. Just chose your palm species and enjoy the tropical effect in your garden.Hardiness is given for adult palms. Young plants are often less resistant to cold. If you are purchasing young palms, give them some protection in winter during a few years. Grow well your palms. In northern climates most palms will benefit of exposure to full sun and protection from northerly winds. Check our tips to grow Tropical plants in Cold Europe.

Canarius offers many species able to resist snow and frost.Come and visit the Palm Section of our Shop. We ship to anywhere in Europe.

Some cold-hardy species, according to hardiness:

-18 to -21 C (-0.5 to -6 F):

The hardiest of all palms are two North American species. Rhapidophyllum hystrix and Sabal minor. They are both small fan-leaved palms that can fit in any garden. Rhapidophyllum has long black needles, Sabal minor has a short underground stem. They can be tried virtually anywhere in Europe, as they have been grown successfully from Greece to Scandinavia. Rhapidophyllum can be too slow if summers are not warm enough.

A leaf of the fully hardy Sabal minor. This palm can take about - 21 C.

A leaf of the fully hardy Sabal minor. This palm can take about – 21 C.

-12 C to -18 C (-10.5 to -0.5 F):

Jubea chilensis is the most majestic of all hardy palms. It is all about size, because Jubea has the largest trunk of all palms. It is a pinnate (feather-leaved) palm native to high elevations in Chile. Palm collectors in the tropics dream of having one Jubaea, but it needs some cold to thrive. Fruits are edible nuts and taste much like coconut.Various Trachycarpus species, can take hard frosts, such as T. fortunei, T. nanus, T. takil, T. princeps, T. wagnerianus. Different plants in the N American genus Sabal are hardy, like S. uresana and Sabal x texensis, which the natural cross between Sabal minor and Sabal palmetto. Some more species resist to only – 14 C (6.8 F): Trachycarpus oreophilus and T. geminisectus and the beautiful Trithrinax campestris from Argentina, with silvery stiff, thick, leaves. Nannorrhops can take hard frosts if it is well drained.

Juvenile Trithrinax campestris with silvery leaves

Trithrinax campestris is hardy to about -15 C

Juvenile Trithrinax campestris with silvery leaves

Juvenile Trithrinax campestris with silvery leaves

-9 to -12 C (-15.5 to -10.5 F):

More and more species can be grown where temperatures do not fall too hard. Braheas are blue leaved desert fan palms from Mexico. The most popular are the stately Brahea armata and the low, trunkless B. decumbens. Another desert palm from the Middle East is Nannorrhops ritchiana. Canarius offers different forms originating in different countries. Some forms show incredible grey-white leaves.The exciting genus Butia, has elegant, arching pinnate leaves. About 14 species can take hard frosts, some of the most desirable are Butia eriospatha, B. capitata, B. odorata, B. paraguayensis, B. purpurascens, B. yatay. Some butias bear delicious sweet fruits, juicy and aromatic.Few rainforest palms tolerate hard frosts. Some Mexican Chamaedorea species are hardy, such as Chamaedorea microspadix and Chamaedorea radicalis. Their fine foliage adds a delicate touch to any garden, patio or conservatory. A strong, hardy palm is the Mediterranean fan palm, Chamaerops humilis. It is a clumping fan palm native to SW Europe and Morocco. The moroccan form is known as Chamaerops humilis cerifera. It has beautiful waxy-blue foliage and it is very hardy as it comes from the higher Atlas Mountains. More species of Trachycarpus can be planted outdoors if temperatures never go below 12 C : T. latisectus, T. martianus, T. oreophilus and T. princeps.The genus Phoenix includes the famous date palm, Phoenix dactylifera and the Canary Island palm, Phoenix canariensis. They do take frost, like some other members of the genus: P. loureiroi, P. humilis, P. sylvestris, P. theoprastii. More and more Sabal species can be grown if frosts are not too hard. The following species can take about – 10 C: Sabal domingensis, S. etonia, S. maritima, S. mexicana, S. palmetto, S. rosei. Hardy palms from North America are the dwarf Serenoa repens and the tall, stately whashingtonias, with two species: Washingtonia filifera and W. robusta. A different fan palm is Trithrinax brasiliensis, with large, round, flat fan leaves and beautiful, tropical-looking, yellow flowers.

Frost hardy Chamaerops humilis cerifera from the mountains of Morocco

Frost hardy Chamaerops humilis cerifera from the mountains of Morocco

-2 to -9 C (-28.5 to -15.5 F):

Lots of new genera and species can be tried in milder areas: Arenga engleri and A. micrantha resist to about – 7 C. Different species of Livistona, Parajubaea, Syagrus, Acrocomia aculeata, Copernicia alba. If it really never goes below -4 C, Rhopalostylis from New Zealand, some Caryota species from Asia the wax palms from the Andes, Ceroxylon, such as C. andinum and C. amazonicum, a number of Chamaedorea species, some of the high-elevation Dypsis from Madagascar, the showy, large, grey leaved Bismarckia nobilis, or the fabulous red-leaf palm, Chambeyronia macrocarpa.

Arenga engleri can take frost at - 9 C

Arenga engleri can take frost at – 9 C

Never below -2 C (never below -28.5 F):

The list is just too long. 200 or more palm species can be grown outdoors in lucky climates. If you are in located in the coastal Mediterranean, many of the palms offered by Canarius will grow for you.

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

This is our Parajubaea torallyi torallyi in a 12x14 cm pot

This is our Parajubaea torallyi torallyi in a 12×14 cm pot

Our Trachycarpus takil in a 12 cm pot, ready to be shipped

Our Trachycarpus takil in a 12 cm pot, ready to be shipped