Chamaerops humilis

Chamaerops humilis is a palm tree highly resistant nature of the Mediterranean coastline. It is very slow growing, and eventually come to be exemplary wonderful.
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Chamaerops humilis, also known as the European fan palm or Mediterranean fan palm, is a species of small to medium-sized palm tree characterized by its bluish-green, fan-shaped leaves and multiple stems covered in brown fibers. It is a popular ornamental plant in Mediterranean gardens and is commonly used in landscaping due to its resilience and distinctive appearance.


Chamaerops humilis is native to the western Mediterranean region, where it grows in coastal and mountainous habitats with dry, well-drained soils. It is primarily found in coastal regions of Spain, France, Italy, and northern Africa.


This palm species has a long history of use in Mediterranean gardening and landscaping. It has been cultivated for centuries for its resistance to coastal conditions and its ability to thrive in poor, dry soils. In addition to its ornamental use, the European fan palm has also been utilized in the crafting of handmade products such as baskets and brooms.


Chamaerops humilis is a resilient, low-maintenance plant that requires little care once established. It prefers full sun and well-drained soils and is tolerant of drought and salt. Regular watering is necessary during the first year after planting to establish a strong root system, but once established, it can survive on minimal water. Occasional pruning may be necessary to remove dead or damaged leaves and maintain its desired shape.


In addition to its ornamental use in gardens and landscapes, Chamaerops humilis has also been traditionally used in the crafting of handmade products such as baskets, mats, and brooms. Its resilient, flexible fibers are ideal for weaving and construction materials. Today, it continues to be valued for its beauty and its ability to add a tropical touch to coastal and Mediterranean gardens.

There are varieties such as the

"Glaucescens" which leaves are more blue, and another one is the

"gracilis", which has only one main trunk.
"Cerifera" with leaves of a silver blue colour.
"Vulcan" a more compact and less stylized, variete seems to have been discovered in Sicily.

Consultued sources in addition to our experience with this plant:


Data sheet

Chamaerops humilis. European fan palm. Cycad.
All the mediterranean litoral.
In its habita it can grow up to even 4.00mtrs.
Green. And depending on varieties leaves can be of different tonalities.
Yellow clusters are made at the base of the stems. Laters in autumn it will have mature drupes.
Sun or semi-shade
Moderate, without waterlogging.

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