European Fan Palm

Chamaerops humilis


Member Price: $79.95

European Fan Palm
European Fan Palm
European Fan Palm

European Fan Palm

Chamaerops humilis

Price: $89.95

Member Price: $79.95

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The European Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis) is a small, slow-growing palm native to the Mediterranean region. Known for its hardiness and adaptability, it makes a beautiful addition to landscapes in temperate climates.

The Overall Plant

The European Fan Palm is a versatile and robust palm, suitable for growing in USDA hardiness zones 8-11. This palm typically reaches a height of 6-15 feet with a spread of 10-20 feet, forming a dense, multi-trunked clump. The plant's slow growth rate and compact size make it an excellent choice for smaller gardens, container planting, or as an accent plant in larger landscapes. It is tolerant of various soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils, and is resistant to drought, salt spray, and cold temperatures down to 15°F, making it one of the hardiest palm species available.

The Foliage

One of the most notable features of the European Fan Palm is its unique foliage. The large, fan-shaped leaves grow in a circular pattern, giving the palm a distinctive appearance. The leaves are a rich green to blue-green color, with a textured, leathery surface and have spiny petioles (leaf stems) that can reach up to 2 feet in length. The foliage remains evergreen, providing year-round interest and making the European Fan Palm an excellent choice for creating a tropical or Mediterranean ambiance in the landscape.

The Fruit

In addition to its striking foliage, the European Fan Palm produces small, inconspicuous flowers that give way to clusters of attractive fruit. The flowers, which appear in late spring to early summer, are usually yellow in color and are followed by the development of small, round fruits. The fruits, which are about 1 inch in diameter, ripen from green to a dark brown or black color in the fall. The fruit is a popular food source for various bird species, adding an additional layer of ecological benefit to the European Fan Palm.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 6-15 ft.

Mature width: 10-20 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 8-11