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Chamaerops humilis
Common Name: Mediterranean Fan Palm Family: Arecaceae (The Palm Family)

Chamaerops humilis
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This fan palm from the Mediterranean basin is considered hardy to -10o C and is grown throughout Europe including the warmer areas of England, Belgium and Switzerland. It is shorter than the windmill palm (Vancouver's most common palm) but has babies that emerge from the base giving a multi-trunked specimen. Plant in a warm, protected microclimate in your yard in well-drained soil. Some bubble wrap will help it if the temperatures really drop.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Africa
Native Habitat:
Seashore scrub often on limestone and rocky slopes.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread5-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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