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Mediterranean Fan Palm

Chamaerops humilis

Add a tropical feel to your landscape with this evergreen palm from the western Mediterranean. Grows green to bluish-green leaves on spiny leafstalks. Clumps slowly develop from various offshoots. Excellent in containers or around swimming pools.

Plant with Sago Palm


  • Landscape Size: 20' tall, 20' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • USDA Zone: 8a
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Arching
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Evergreen, Easy Care, Cold Hardy, Waterwise, Fruiting, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Prefers well drained soils. Fertilize in spring before new growth. Cold hardy to about 0° F.



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