Canarian palm

An endemic tree growing all over the Island

The majestic Canarian palm tree (Phoenix canariensis) can grow to heights of up to 30 m (100 ft) and is an endemic species and symbol of the Canary Islands. Its ability to adapt to different ground conditions means you will find it all over Tenerife, from the coast to altitudes of roughly 500 m (1,640 ft) above sea level, both in the wild and ornamentally. Its sap is used to produce palm honey, whilst its huge leaves are great for sweeping the streets.