Chamaerops humilis

Mediterranean Fan Palm
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Plant Type

Palm

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

10-15′ x 10-15′

Exposure

Full to partial sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ box, 36″ box

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

4-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9

Slow-growing, hardy, clumping evergreen palm typically growing to 10-15’ tall and wide, or greater with age. The hardiest of all palms available, this Mediterranean native is a clumping species forming multiple slender trunks topped with attractive, spiny, fan-like bluish-green fronds. Panicles of inconspicuous creamy-yellow flowers appear at the base of the fronds in spring, followed by showy, orange-colored fruit that mature in summer. A popular choice for coastal or foothill climates, though this attractive species has also proven itself hardy in desert regions. Tolerates coastal conditions, poor soil, heat, cold and wind, and while capable of withstanding periods of drought once established, a more robust-looking specimen is achieved with regular watering. Well-suited as a focal point in tropical landscapes or courtyard areas, and makes a good poolside or large-container planting. Thrives in a full to partial sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 8A-11
Sunset Zone: 4-24, H1, H2

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