Chamaerops humilis palms have elegant fan shaped leaves and bushy growth. Frost hardy down to -9°C (mature plants can tolerate even lower temperatures) and easy to care for. Chamaerops palms look great around a swimming pool.
Also called: European fan palm or Dwarf fan palm
- Position: Full sun.
- Watering: Water regularly during growing season. Do not overwater. There is normally no need to water Chamaerops palms during the winter, only make sure the root ball does not dry out.
- Hardiness: Frost hardy down to -9°C (mature plants can tolerate even lower temperatures). Protect from severe frost and cold drying winds. It is one of the hardiest palm trees and one of a select few that will grow well in Southern England.
- Pruning: Remove lower leaves as they become brown or tatty. Cut close to the trunk.
- Soil: Well-drained. Fertile. Repot every two to three years.
- Feeding: During growing season top dress regularly with slow release Palm fertiliser. There is no need for fertiliser during the winter period. Avoid high concentration of fast acting liquid fertiliser.
- Also called: European fan palm or Dwarf fan palm.
- Origin: It is the only palm native to Europe.
- Foliage: Evergreen. Fan-shaped leaves. Bushy growth.
- Award of Garden Merit (AGM): This award indicates that the plant is recommended by The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).