- Common Name(s):
- European fan palm, Mediterranean fan palm
- Shrubs, Trees
Chamaerops humilis is a beautiful specimen plant. Unpruned, it grows in a nice shrubby form. Pruned (suckers removed), it will grow in a single trunk tree form. It makes a nice barrier or use as a group accent at the corner of the landscape. Use in containers for patio, deck or foundation areas. May be grown indoors as a houseplant. It is one of the most cold-hardy palms.
Chamaerops humilis is a shrub-like clumping palm, with several stems growing from a single base. It is easily grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils; prefers a bright sunny location, but tolerates part shade; it loses its compact shape in too much shade. The best growth occurs in Mediterranean-type climates. This palm is moderately salt tolerant.
- 6-15 ft.
- Light blue green to silver green, deeply cut and fan shaped.
- Bright yellow flowers bloom in spring but are somewhat inconspicuous, typically hidden from view behind the leaf stems.
- Rich, moist, well-drained soils; prefers a bright sunny location.
- Upright, irregular, rounded, bushy
- 6-20 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Huge, distinctive, triangular, fine-textured, palmate-compound leaves. Each leaf (to 24” long and as wide) has 10-20 narrow, finger-like, deeply divided leaflets which are arranged in the shape of a fan at the end of a spiny petiole (leaf stalk to 3-4’ long). The petioles are armed with numerous sharp, needle-like spines;
NCCES plant id: 3327