Mediterranean Fan Palm


Chamaerops humilis




trunk detail
note fuzziness between frond stubs



Form: Tree
Seasonality: Evergreen
Size: 20 ft high by 20 ft wide
Leaves: Fan shaped, sharp teeth, gray to dark or yellow green
Flowers: Insignificant
Fruit: clusters of small, 1in round, oval reddish brown fruit
Stems/Trunks: single or multi-stemmed, fuzzy material between stubs of cut fronds
Range/Origin: Mediterranean
Hardiness: Sunset Zones: 4-24; USDA: 7-10 

Comments: Low litter, Well armed, thorns on leaves



  • Exposure: Full to part sun
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil: Amended, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed, offshoots
  • Maintenance: Some, removal of spent fronds

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