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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
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-like plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Chamaerops humilis (Dwarf Fan Palm) is a palm native to the Mediterranean, typically growing 5-10 ft tall, although it can reach up to 20 ft. It generally prefers full sun and moderate water, making it a great choice for those looking to bring some life to their outdoor spaces. It is a tough plant, able to withstand even heavy frosts with mature plants being cold hardy to mid-20sF for at least a short time. In addition, it is salt tolerant and can be grown close to the seaside. It also makes an excellent container plant, perfect for those in colder climates. The perfect addition to any garden, this amazing palm can be found from USDA Zone 8-11.

When growing in a pot, it is important to choose the right one for your Dwarf Fan Palm. Select a pot with drainage holes and use a quality mix of loam-based potting compost, with added grit if possible, as this mixture is well-aerated and allows excess water to drain away. Make sure the pot is large enough for the plant, as a Dwarf Fan Palm can become root-bound if left in a pot that is too small. Water your pot-grown palm regularly and feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer, such as a general purpose mix, once a month in summer. During the colder months, place the pot in a sheltered spot, such as against a wall, to protect your Dwarf Fan Palm from harsh winds.

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