||This fast growing large ornamental species has a tall thinner trunk than P. canariensis and has a very full and dense crown with elegantly recurving silvery gray, plumose fronds. It is as easy to grow and will tolerate a wide range of temperatures from cool temperate to hot tropical garden conditions. P.sylvestris is very rare in cultivation. As with so many other species of Phoenix except P. roebelinii. Many specimens in botanical gardens and retail establishments are labeled incorrectly. Often they are wrongly labeled as P.canariensis. Phoenix sylvestris is native to India, Nepal, Myanmar, and Pakistan. Young 2 years plants in our garden have survived 17F as a winter over night hard freeze. Reported to handle 20 degrees F. with no problems. Silver Date Palm is a solitary trunk species that will develop a trunk up to 1'in diameter with a traditional knobby covering. It will attain a height of 35-40'High at maturity. Very well draining average soil conditions are a must for this species as well as a full sun exposure.