Cliff Date Palm (Phoenix rupicola)


Cliff Date Palm

Phoenix rupicola

Welcome to the jungle! From the foothills of the Himalayas comes the Cliff Date Palm, ready to bring its lush, resort-style features into your landscape! These are one of the most tropical of the Phoenix palms, having the greenest leaves of the genus and a look that brings a little slice of paradise home. In the Himalayan Mountains, you’ll see these graceful palms thriving among cliffs and rocks, and here in Southern California, you’ll see specimens adding an exotic look to beautiful areas throughout the region. We love to plant them along driveways, lining streets or poolside – these palm trees can bring the look of the tropics no matter where planted!

Phoenix rupicola is classified as near threatened but is totally worth seeking out! Here’s the good news, if you’re looking for these rare, harder to find palms, you can find healthy specimens in a variety of sizes, right here at Palm Paradise! Palm enthusiasts, landscapers and homeowners alike can all visit us and rest easy knowing that ours are the best quality palms anywhere! We have been growing premium quality palms trees for over 20 years, from our premium quality stock! No one else nurtures these and does what we do – we assure their quality!

Cliff Date Palms can grow to be medium sized palms with pinnate fronds that soften every landscape. We love the way they look lit up with nighttime landscape lighting, creating a majestic silhouette that sets the wow factor on high! It’s easy to care for and likes to grow in an area where it can receive full sun exposure or partial shade. Once established, it requires low to moderate water use. Watch it explode with growth and help it maintain its good looks using our Super Palm Juice, the best fertilizer that will optimize the performance of all palm varieties.

Bigger specimens will bring a natural maturity to any site, so let us do all the work, and you can come home to your tropical paradise when complete! Palm Paradise can do it all – design, delivery, digging and planting!

Fun fact: The fruits of this palm are considered to be a sweet treat for birds!

  • This is a medium palm tree that is rare and harder to find in nurseries - we have them available at our nursery and in a variety of sizes!
  • A tropical jungle, resort-style palm that's perfect for adding a relaxing, calming look anywhere
  • This is one of the most tropical of all the Phoenix palms and has the greenest leaves of the genus with pinnate fronds that softens any yard
  • We love to plant them along driveways, have them lining streets or planted poolside - bring the look of the paradise home!


Prefer and thrive in full sun

Water Wise - Ultra drought tolerant

Cold and heat tolerant

Tropical showstopper