Planting Pygmy Date Palm Garden Plants
Pygmy date palm garden plants are slow-growing palms that are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11. Home gardeners prize this palm variety because it is easy to grow for landscape and only reaches a height of 8 to 10 feet. There are several ways to planting these trees. Choose a sunny location for the pygmy date palm. These garden plants prefer U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11 with warm temperatures most of the year. Test the soil’s drainage by watering the intended planting area with 2 inches of water using a gardening hose. Observe the watered area one hour after watering it. One inch of water should have been absorbed into the soil; a well-drained soil structure absorbs 1 inch of water each hour. Pygmy date palm garden plants must have good drainage for their root system.
Water the area again and observe the soil’s absorption ability. Remove soil from the intended planting area with a shovel. Dig deep enough so that the entire palm root ball fits snugly into the ground. Remove enough soil from the ground so that the hole’s width is double the root ball’s girth. Carefully lower the pygmy date palm garden plants into the hole. Fill the hole with the removed soil. All the roots need to be covered with soil for the best future growth of the tree. Water the soil surrounding the palm using a gardening hose. Settling soil eliminates air pockets that weaken the stability of the palm’s base.