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Chamaerops humilis, Dwarf Fan Palm, European Fan Palm

Chamaerops humilis

Dwarf Fan Palm, European Fan Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Mediterranean
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Habitat: Rocky headlands and low hills around the Mediterannean coast. A very variable species, usually clumping, however, also occasionally single trunked, to about 10ft high. Small, palmate leaves, to about 20" across. One of the most cold tolerant palm species, withstanding even heavy frosts, so it is very popular in Europe. Prefers full sun in a very well drained position. Not suited to the tropics, quite slow growing. A very good container plant.

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