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Mediterranean Fan Palm

Mediterranean Fan Palm

Regular price $107.80 USD
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Plant Type: Palms
Plant Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10-15 feet
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Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Mediterranean Fan Palm, scientifically known as Chamaerops humilis, is a small to medium-sized palm native to the Mediterranean region. It is the only palm species native to continental Europe and is prized for its hardiness and distinctive appearance.

In cultivation, the Mediterranean Fan Palm typically grows to about 15 to 20 feet in height and spreads 10 to 15 feet. It often forms multiple trunks, creating a bushy, clumping growth habit. The palm's leaves are fan-shaped, ranging in color from blue-green to gray-green, and have a rugged, textured appearance.

One of the key features of Chamaerops humilis is its adaptability to various growing conditions. It is one of the most cold-hardy palms, capable of withstanding temperatures down to 10°F (-12°C) when mature. This resilience makes it a popular choice for landscaping in regions where other palms cannot survive.

Mediterranean Fan Palms prefer full sun to partial shade and are adaptable to a range of soil types, provided they have good drainage. They are drought-tolerant once established, making them suitable for xeriscaping and Mediterranean-style gardens.

In landscaping, this palm is used for its ornamental value in a variety of settings. It can be planted as a standalone specimen, in groups to create a tropical effect, or used in container gardening. The Mediterranean Fan Palm is also popular for underplanting with lower-growing shrubs and perennials.

Overall, the Mediterranean Fan Palm is a versatile and attractive plant, ideal for adding a touch of the Mediterranean or tropical flair to landscapes. Its hardiness, unique form, and ease of care make it a favored choice among gardeners and landscapers in a wide range of climates.

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