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Chamaerops humilis

  • Botanical name: Chamaerops humilis
  • Family: Palmae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

How to grow Chamaerops humilis

  • Plant size

    3.5m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / acidic

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Chamaerops humilis and wildlife

Chamaerops humilis has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Chamaerops humilis poisonous?

Chamaerops humilis has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Chamaerops humilis

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Ricinus communis

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