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Do I need to use a ericacious compost to plant an Canary Island Palm?


By Badger

United Kingdom Gb

The garden contains a neautral loam!



I'm not sure what a Canary Island Palm is, but as far as I know, palms do not require particularly acid soil.

7 Jun, 2009


As long as the soil is well drained and contains a lot of grit around the roots you should be fine. It is all about replicating the natural habitat of the plant to get the best success.

8 Jun, 2009


Bamboo, if you put Canary Island Palm in Google it will come up with the latin if that is what you are expecting. Phoenix Canariensis! Or the Canary Island Date Palm.

8 Jun, 2009


The Canary Islands are basically volcanic, I aint seen any volcanic compost mixes at my local nursery!
Can anyone give me a recipe for the perfect substate?!

8 Jun, 2009


Well thanks for that name, but I can't say an image sprang to mind even with the Latin;-)

8 Jun, 2009


Google images. Try this
Type in Phoenix Canariensis and press search, I couldn't resist lol xx

9 Jun, 2009

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