Chamaerops Humillis also known as ‘ European Fan Palm, Fan Palm, Mediterranean Fan Palm’
Fan-shaped leaves, 60-90cm wide, are usually green but can be shades of bluish-green and greyish-green on some plants. Leaflets are stiff, narrow, and tapering to about two-thirds of their length, with leaves borne on spine-clad leafstalks up to 1.5m long. Erect clusters of yellow flowers are followed by round, small yellow-orange or brown fruits.
- Forms a clump, but is generally taller in cultivation when it sometimes has a solitary trunk with a diameter of up to 30cm.
- Drought-tolerant species succeeds in several well-drained soils.
- Withstands temperature to -9 degrees, especially in dry climates.