Pygmy Date Palm tree is a subtropical spreading palm that grows to 6.5 feet high and 5 feet wide. It has fine leaves, an attractive trunk. The drupes are produced on female plants and are edible. Plant in moist well-drained soil and give it protection from the hot afternoon sun since this plant prefers medium to high light. Keep the soil slightly moist during the growing season but do not overwater as it can cause root rot. It is a great plant to place around swimming pools.