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Buy Phoenix Sylvestris Wild Date Palm Tree - Perfect for Shindi Wine Making

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Wild Date Palm, Toddy Palm, Silver Date Palm, Sugar Date Palm, Shindi Indian Winepalm
Regional name:
Hindi - Khajur, Sendhi, Marathi - Kharik, Shinda, Tamil - Inthupaanai, Malayalam - Kaattiinthal, Telugu – Ita, Kannada - Ichalu, Bengali - Kharjura, Khejura, Oriya – Khorjurri, Urdu – Khajur, Assamese – Khaajuri, Gujarati – Khajuri, Nepali - Taadii
Palms and Cycads, Trees
Palmae or Coconut family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, Flowers are inconspicuous
Flower or Inflorescence color:
White, Yellow
Foliage color:
Blue Grey or Silver, Green
Plant Height or length:
More than 12 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
2 to 4 meters
Plant Form:
Spherical or rounded, Upright or Erect

Plant Description:

-Phoenix sylvestris, also known as the wild date palm or wild sugar date palm, is a species of palm tree that is native to India and Sri Lanka. The tree can reach a height of up to 30 meters (98 feet) and has a thick trunk that is typically covered in fibers. The leaves are large and feathery, and can be up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) long. The tree produces small yellow flowers that grow in clusters, followed by small, sweet, edible dates. It is hardy plant, resistant to pests and diseases and are used for ornamental purposes and it is also used for the production of the sap, which is used for sweetening foods and drinks. It is also widely used in landscaping due to its tolerance to poor soil conditions and drought resistance.

Growing tips:

Phoenix sylvestris, or wild date palm, is a relatively easy plant to care for. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil, but is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and can even grow in nutrient-poor soils. The tree can also tolerate drought conditions, but will benefit from regular watering during prolonged periods of dry weather.

When growing Phoenix sylvestris as an ornamental plant, it can be pruned to control its size and shape, but this should be done when the tree is young as it becomes more difficult to shape as it gets older. It's also good to know that The plant is sensitive to frost, so it should be protected from freezing temperatures.

When grown for its fruit, Phoenix sylvestris will benefit from regular fertilization with a high-potassium fertilizer during the growing season. The tree is also propagated by seeds, which will germinate within 2-3 months.

Overall, Phoenix sylvestris is an extremely hardy, drought-resistant tree that can grow in a wide range of soil types and conditions. With proper care and attention, this tree can be a beautiful addition to any landscape and also a good source of edible dates.


Phoenix sylvestris, also known as the wild date palm or wild sugar date palm, has a number of benefits. Some of the most notable include:

  1. Ornamental: The tree is often used as an ornamental plant in landscaping, due to its large, feathery leaves and impressive height.

  2. Food source: The tree produces small, sweet, edible dates that are rich in vitamins and minerals. The sap of Phoenix sylvestris is also used to sweeten foods and drinks, and it's a good source of sugar.

  3. Medicine: The tree has medicinal properties and it's used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments. The leaves, bark, and fruit of Phoenix sylvestris have been used to treat conditions such as diabetes, diarrhea, and fever.

  4. Drought resistance: The tree is drought-resistant and can grow in dry regions and it doesn't need a lot of water.

  5. Resilient to pests and diseases: Phoenix sylvestris has a high tolerance to pests and diseases, making it a low-maintenance option for landscaping.

  6. Economic Use: The tree is also a source of livelihood for many people, it's been used for a long time for making mats and baskets, and its hardwood is used for construction.

  7. Environmental: Phoenix sylvestris is an important tree species in its native range, providing habitat for wildlife, helping to prevent soil erosion, and playing a role in maintaining ecosystem balance.