Chamaerops humilis 10
Chamaerops humilis 1

Chamaerops humilis
(European Fan Palm)
(Mediterranean Fan Palm)
USDA Zone: 8 – 11
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Origin: Mediterranean
Type: Small Palm

Typical Height: 5’-10’
(1.5–3.0mts)
Typical Spread: 5’-7’
(1.5–2.1mts)

Growth: Slow
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Wind Tolerance: High
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Yellow
Flowering Season: Spring
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: Spiny
Family: Arecacea / Palmae
Propagation: Seeds
Leaf Type: Simple; Palmately lobed
Texture: Coarse
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (2’OA)
7G (2’-3’OA)
15G (3’-4’OA)
25G (4’-5’OA)
45G (4’-6’OA)
65G (4’-6’OA)
FG (4'-8'OA)

Typical planting distance:
8'-12'O.C.
(2.4–3.6mts)

Common Uses: Residence; Parks; Specimen Plant; Screen; Buffer; Barrier; Accent
Category: Small Palm

Notes: Multiple or single stemmed fan palm; very slow growth rate requires 10-15 years to achieve 8ft; attractive trunk with age; Beautiful small compact palm; Good in containers and large planters;

+ In this Photo:
Chamaerops humilis
(European Fan Palm)
10' OA Height

Schefflera arboricola
(Dwarf Schefflera)
4' OA Height

Schefflera arboricola 'Trinette'
(Hawaiian Umbrella Tree)
4' OA Height

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
December 2013
Marco Island
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade County
Department of Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://www.floridata.com/ref/c/cham_hum.cfm

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57232/

http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/Chamaerops_humilis