Chamaerops humils


Mediterranean Fan Palm

Varies from a single trunk growing to 6m to clumps of ground-covering trunks (usually seen as low spreading plant). The fan leaves are narrow, stiff and dark green up to 1m in length.


Grow in the ground, or in a container.


A particularly hardy palm thriving in sun or part shade and in most soil types. It is the only palm native to Europe. It will grow in altitudes of 1000m, tolerates moderate snow falls, with stands coastal conditions, full sun, shade and dry periods once established.


Seed takes 3 to 4 months to germinate.


Several varieties exist, sometimes (but incorrectly) listed as different species.

Plant Health

Relatively hardy.

More info

Only one species in the genus.

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