This species is botanically known as Phoenix dactylifera. It is characterized by a slender rough trunk that has the appearance of a feathery texture. The canopy of this tree is very widespread and has a head of grayish, greenish leaves.
The canopy of leaves ascend at the center of the tree and tend to curve towards the outside. Sometimes, offshoots are also seen on the lower parts of the trunk.
The massive size of the trunk is a very eye-catching feature of this tree. Botanically, this tree is known as the Phoenix canariensis. A unique feature of this tree is that it has a slow growth compared to other palm trees.
This tree has different characteristics and appearance than the tropical and sub tropical palm trees. It grows very slowly, and it has a distinct canopy with leaves that are gray or greenish in color. The leaves of this plant are usually straight when young, and later form a very attractive thatch on top of the trunk, as they mature.
The trunk is very stocky and has very attractive patterns. When planted between taller trees, this tree creates a very good effect on the garden landscape. It is used in various patio designs as well.