Pygmy Date Palm Tree

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Pool Palms are seasonal palms that make it easy to add a tropical flair to your pool or patio.
No installation required! Pool Palms last for one season and do not typically survive Atlanta winters.

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  • Lacey and feathery green fronds have a graceful upright and cascading habit. 
  • Three trunks highlighted by peg-like leaf bases add to the palm’s showy nature.
  • Shorter habit makes a striking specimen, accent, pool, or patio palm for the warmer season.. 

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Showcasing three trunks wrapped in distinguishing peg-like leaf bases, and feathery upright and cascading green fronds are just a couple of the Pygmy Date Palm’s notable characteristics. One look and it’s easy to see why this elegant and gorgeous palm is so popular. If you’re searching for a plant that makes your special event, business, or personal space resemble a refined tropical paradise, then look no further than the Pygmy Date Palm. 

Deer Resistant Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant Drought Tolerant
Hardy Zone: 9-11
Cold Hardy: No
Mature Height: 6-12'
Spread: 6-10'
Shape: Tree
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Preference: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Maintenance: Easy
Water Needs: Average
Soil Preference: Well Drained
Drought Tolerant: No
Deer Resistant: Yes

Elegant Three Trunk Shorter Palm Tree with lacey green feathery fronds brings an instant tropical and refined look to pools, patios and makes a striking specimen or accent. 

Why Choose a Pygmy DatePalm?

Are you looking to add a bit of annual exotic greenery to a special event you’re hosting? Does your business need some green appeal, or would you like to give your personal space the feel of the tropics? Then the Pygmy Date Palm won’t disappoint. With its three trunks topped with a canopy filled with willowy and feathery fronds, it’s sure to enhance the feeling of a tropical paradise anywhere used.

This beauty of a palm typically matures to a height of 6 to 12 feet and a spread of around 6 to 10 feet. It’s a smaller growing palm making it the perfect fit for areas that need a bit of tropical bling. 

The gracefully curving green feathery fronds grow 3 to 4 feet long forming a dense evergreen canopy. Even the brown trunk is quite showy, highlighted with old frond scars. One palm on its own is quite eye-catching but when three are grown together, the tropical effect is stunning.

In spring, panicles fill with cream-colored flowers. The spent blooms turn into small berries that ripen in fall and turn black, adding to the palm’s attractive appeal.  

Regardless of where you decide to use a Pygmy Date Palm Tree, it’s bound to grab everyone’s attention with its graceful and tropical good looks. 

What Is an Annual Palm?

Annual palms like Pygmy Date Palms are tropical in nature and only thrive year-round in consistently warm locales. However, don’t let that put you off because Pygmy Date Palms bring fabulous displays of annual tropical splendor and green lushness to spaces when temperatures are warm, usually during the months of May through October. They’re guaranteed to add a striking display of exotic color and tropical beauty wherever used. This is why they make gorgeous palms to include when staging a special event, used in a business or in your personal home setting.

How Can I Use a Pygmy Date Palm?

Are you planning a special event or want to bring the annual feel of the tropics to your business or home? Do you desire something that will instantly give the atmosphere of being at a beach in paradise? Pygmy Date Palms are sure to fulfill those desires plus more. Showcasing three trunks and a robust canopy of feathery green, it’s sure to add warmth and color to any location where it’s used. Don’t be surprised if you get comments on its exquisite appeal and good looks. 

Pygmy Date Palms fit well into a host of different situations where you’re trying to recreate the feeling of relaxing at a swanky island retreat. They make dazzling specimens or used to accent a particular area, as their lush refined look is sure to grab attention. They’ll definitely give a ritzy feel to your event or business. 

They make gorgeous additions to structure an entryway or accent a particular architectural element. Is there a blank wall that needs some help? The Pygmy Date Palm will bring instant color, warmth, and height to the area. 

If you want the feel of instant tropics by a pool area, deck, or patio, then the Pygmy Date Palm won’t disappoint. Their flowy green habit is enhanced when mixed with taller and lower growing plants. Depending on their size, they even work well adding a bit of privacy to a location. 

Wherever you decide to use a Pygmy Date Palm and if you want to enhance an instant tropical feeling, you can’t go wrong using this elegant and beautiful palm. 

What About Its Care?

All you will ever have to worry about when it comes to caring for the Pygmy Date Palm is giving it a drink of water. When the top 3 or 4 inches of soil become dry just give the palm some water.


Q: Do you deliver?
A: Yes, we deliver within a 30 mile radius of our Alpharetta, GA location. Click here to check your zip code. The cost for delivery is $95. For potential delivery beyond 30 miles, please call us at 770-400-9897.  

Q: Do you install? 
A: Yes, all the plants we sell can be installed by us. Installation cost varies by product. Once you place your products in the cart, it will display delivery and installation costs. We only install palm trees and plants. Installation requires delivery by us. 

Q: Do you offer a warranty?
A: Yes, we guarantee that your palm tree will arrive in perfect condition. If you're not satisfied within the first five (5) days of receiving your trees and plants, give us a call at 770-400-9897 so that we can make things right. 

If you have issues with your trees or plants within the first 30 days, give us a call. We will review your concerns and provide you with a one-time replacement if necessary. Replacement delivery and installation costs are at the customer’s expense.

Please note, palm trees need proper care. If you have provided less than optimal care, your purchase isn't covered by our guarantee.

Q: Do you accept returns?
A: Only palms and plants 15 Gallon or less can be returned. The plant must be returned within 2 days of pickup or delivery and must be in the original container. Once a tree has been removed from its original container, or has been planted, it cannot be returned. Delivery fees are non-refundable.

Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: We accept all major credit cards and cash.

Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: Monday - Friday: 8:30-5:00 / Saturday: 9:00-2:00

Q: How often should I water my palms?
A: In general, palms should be watered daily with 4 to 5 gallons of water for the first two weeks until the root system is established. Ensure that the soil is wet and not soggy. Too much water may cause permanent damage. Depending on the type of palm and time of year, watering may be decreased to twice a month or less once the tree is established. Make sure you water the trees from the bottom up. Watering from the top down can cause rotting. Soil that has good drainage is important to help prevent over saturation and adding sand to the soil mixture can help with drainage. Placing mulch around the base of the tree and not against the trunk can also help with retaining water. 

For cold hardy palms, watering will vary depending on the time of year and the temperature. Here is a guideline for how much to water in any given season.

Winter (60 degrees of less) no need to water, except for the first 30 days after installation. (5 gallons or till mote is full)

Spring (75 degrees or less) water palm once a week. (5 gallons or till mote is full)

Beginning of summer (90 degrees or less) 2-3 times a week

Heat of summer (90 degrees and above) 4-5 times a week

Q: When do I apply fertilizer to my palm tree?
A: Newly planted palms should not be fertilized until they put out a new spear. For palms planted from the Georgia/Tennessee border down to Atlanta, apply fertilizer in three applications. In heavy clay soils use half the recommended amount of fertilizer, and do not apply granular fertilizers after August 1. Be sure to fertilize only during the growing season (between April 1 and August 1). 

Q: It is a good idea to correctly support larger, newly planted palms?
A: Larger palms will require some form of bracing to maintain stability during the first six to eight months after installation. Three equidistantly-spaced braces are used to support the palm. If Atlanta Palms installs your palm tree, we handle the bracing. 

Q: When should I prune my palm tree?
A: The only time you should prune your palm tree is when the fronds are discolored, broken or pointing to the ground at more than a 90 degree angle. Palms get most of their energy from their fronds, so it’s important to be careful not to remove too many. 

Q: Why are drip irrigation systems preferable to sprinklers?
A: Both drip irrigation and sprinklers are good irrigation systems for your palm trees. Drip irrigation is designed to have deeper saturation into a specific area. Sprinklers (spray irrigation) will only saturate the top 3-5 inches per watering cycle whereas Palms root balls are 2-3 feet deep and require a deeper water saturation to develop new roots. Newly planted palms can suffer root loss with a lapse in deep water saturation especially during the hotter and drier summer months.

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14 Dec 2021
Daniel L.
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So so perfect!!

The palm is absolutely beautiful and we love what it adds to our backyard area!

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