Chamaerops Humilis (Specimen)


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SKU: chamaerops-humilis Category:
Common Name: Dwarf Fan Palm
Size: 10 litre
Hardiness: H4
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

10 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Partial Shade and Sheltered
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Flowering Period: May – June
  • Hardiness: H4
  • Eventual Height: 1.5 – 2.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 1 – 1.5m

Chamaerops Humilis, also known as the ‘Dwarf Fan Palm, and holder of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit is a small, slow growing palm tree.  Its fan-shaped leaves divide into several segments, making it a popular choice for gardens, landscapes, and natural areas. With its ability to tolerate cold temperatures and drought, this hardy plant works well in containers, rock gardens, or as a specimen plant reaching heights of up to 2.5 meters, with a single trunk covered in a dense thatch of fibres. In Spring and Summer, on mature plants, small yellow flowers appear.

The history of Chamaerops Humilis can be traced back to its native Mediterranean region. It is believed to have been present in the region for thousands of years, with evidence of its use in ancient cultures such as the Greeks and Romans. The palm was used for its fibrous leaves, which were woven into baskets, mats, and other household items.

During the Middle Ages, the European fan palm was used as a symbol of victory and triumph, and was often planted in the gardens of castles and palaces. It was also used in religious contexts, with the palm leaf symbolising righteousness and triumph over evil.


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