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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Pygmy Date Palm (6 of 14)

Produces dark purple-brown fruit in late summer
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Plant in rich organic soil; water when dry; fertilize with nitrogen during the growing season
Height: 8-10 feet; Width: 4-6 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 9-11:
Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells; mulch especially in fall; remove any frost damaged fronds in the spring
Zone 10: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells; mulch to conserve moisture.
Zone 11: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells; mulch to conserve moisture.

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