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Chamaerops humilis

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Dwarf Fan Palm

Ideal for creating a tropical looking garden space

A palm that is quite hardy, particularly in the south and coastal areas, adding a lush exotic feel to any garden. The silvery-green leaves stay on the palm all year round giving great texture and structure.

Where?

Place in full sun, away from harsh winds. It is a great addition to a Mediterranean-style garden, and can be grown in a container located in a bright, frost-free spot for the winter.

How?

It will do well in any well-drained soil. It grows quite slowly and needs little attention apart from cutting off any dead or damaged leaves. Eventually, it will form a well defined trunk.

These palms are native to northwest Africa, southwestern parts of Europe, and various Mediterranean regions including Spain, Portugal, France, Sicily and Malta.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - June
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam
Light exposure Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Patio container

Typically available

From April to September