European Fan Palm

(Chamaerops humilis)

The European Fan Palm grows in clumps that can grow upwards of 15-feet. The popularity of the European Fan has increased as has the demand for more cold-hardy palms. It can resist temperatures of 20-degrees F, and is drought resistant. The tree forms small yellow flowers close to the trunk behind it’s leaf stems, which hide small yellow, brown, or orange fruits in autumn.

European Fans are used mostly as border and accent plants. They grow best in moist rich soil, and very slowly in the shade. There are no pests or diseases which are a major concern.

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