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European Fan Palm

Fact sheet: European Fan Palm


This small, multi-stemmed, hardy palm is the only one native to Europe, and is hardier than most palms. The curved, clumping, short trunks and gray-green, fan-shaped leaves, borne thickly in a bushy head, make a stunning sculptural element in a garden or patio containers. The fine-textured fronds make the palm stand out from other plants in the landscape. Leaf color on individual plants ranges from light green through silver. Although growth rate is slow, it is well worth the wait since even small plants will stand out nicely in almost any landscape.

Scientific name: Chamaerops humilis

Pronunciation: ku-MEE-rops HEW-mil-liss

Common name(s): European fan palm

Fact sheet: European Fan Palm

Planted in Nassau County Extension Demonstration Garden