Chamaerops humilis

Chamaerops humilis

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Chamaerops humilis
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 3.5m

Spread: 2m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Dramatic foliage

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Chamaerops humilis is the only palm native to Europe. It provides an exotic focal point in the garden with its evergreen fan-shaped leaves. It's naturally slow growing and rarely exceeds head height.

For best results grow Chamaerops humilis in moist but well-drained soil in a warm, sheltered position such as in a sunny border. In cooler regions, grow in large pots on the patio, which you can move indoors in autumn. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Plant
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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