Botanical Name: Chamaerops humilis
 Common Name: European or Mediterranean Fan Palm
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Palm

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

White

 

Flower Season

Summer

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

Brown

 

Fruit Color

Brown, Red

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Medium

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Clay

 

Soil Condition

Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Formal, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tropical, Water Garden

 

Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walls / Fences

 

Special Uses

Container, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Slow growing multitrunked palm good for small areas and containers. Full sun or partial shade. Leaves have sharp spines. Native to Mediterranean and Africa.
Frost tolerant to 10 F.