European Fan Palm

Thu, Apr 10, 2008

Architectural

European Fan Palm - Chamaerops humilis

Latin name: Chamaerops humilis

Description: On e of only two indigenous palms native to Europe. Chamaerops humilis can be found on the hot, dry hills and mountains facing the Mediterranean. It is a clump forming, rarely singled stemmed palm. The green fan shaped fronds can be up to 60cm x 60 cm. There is a delightful blue leaved form from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco named ‘Cerifera’ and a short bush form from the Aeolian Islands of Italy named ‘Vulcano’.

Hardiness: -10C for short periods

Height: 1-3m

Position: Full sun

Soil: sandy, well drained soil

Water: Very drought tolerant once established

Usage: Another elegant palm for a Mediterranean style garden. It also works well in large containers

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