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Chamaerops

Chamaerops spp.

Chamaerops humilis nana by Stickpen (CC0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Chamaerops Overview

Chamaerops is a genus with only 1 accepted palm species, C. humilis. This genus is thus termed monotypic. The sole species is known by multiple names, including the Mediterranean Dwarf Palm and the European Fan Palm. It grows in a creeping fashion, usually no higher than 5m and spreads through underground rhizomes. This species is interesting in that its half-hardy, an unusual trait for palm species. Thus is may be grown effectively in temperate conditions and it has been bred to produce different cultivar varieties. Flowers are delicate, small, usually yellow and produced densely on short spikes amongst the leaf bases.

Common problems with Chamaerops

How to propagate Chamaerops

Seed

Seed in spring at not less than 22C.

Suckers

By suckers in late in late spring.

Special features of Chamaerops

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Chamaerops

Overall appearance. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Arecaceae Family

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