Canary Island date palms are slow growing and will grow in the warmer parts of zones 9-11. They can be grown on a wide range of soil types, with their primary requirement being good drainage. They are drought tolerant. Flower stalks are orange in color, about 3 feet in length, and bear male and female flowers on separate trees. Fruits are orange and edible, though not particularly tasty. Canary Island date palms readily hybridize with other Phoenix species, yielding individuals that vary considerably in their appearance from either parent. They can grow to 40-50 feet tall.