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Chamaerops humilis (Palm, Mediterrarean Fan)
Normally a clump forming palm, this one has been trimmed to keep neat and upright.

Palm, Mediterrarean Fan

Chamaerops humilis

The Mediterranean Fan palm, or European Fan Palm, is a cold-hardy palm that keeps a maintainable size at 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide. The main trunk is often covered in brown bristly-hairs, with the base of old leaves persisting. The blue-green leaves predominantly have an upright habit, and can reach up to two feet across --the stems are lined with extremely stiff spines.

Although small and of manageable size, the Mediterranean Fan Palm often sprouts multiple trunks from the base, resulting in a clump-forming palm as it matures. Although some home owners desire to have a single trunk, it’s not easy as the small trunks are secure at the base, and the leaves are covered in those vicious spines.

Bright yellow flowers appear at the top of the trunk, but are often hidden behind the leaves and often go unnoticed. The reddish-brown fruits that follow are often unseen as well. Grows very well with regular watering, however will tolerate drought conditions and poor soils as long as it’s given adequate drainage. 

Accent Palm


15-20 Feet



5-8 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 8a

Available Sizes:

Item Description
PLM-MED-45 #045 PALM, MEDITERRANEAN FAN View Current Crop Photo
PLM-MED-95 #095 PALM, MEDITERRANEAN FAN View Current Crop Photo
PLM-MED-30 #030 PALM, MEDITERRANEAN FAN View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Part Shade
Water Needs