Details

Chamaerops humilis is a bushy evergreen palm making a medium-sized shrub, often stemless or multi-stemmed, with a rounded mass of fan-shaped leaves to 45cm in length. Short rigid panicles of small yellow flowers are borne on mature plants followed by small date-like fruits

 

Hardiness

Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-10 to -5)

 

Aspect

North-facing or East-facing

 

Exposure

Sheltered or Exposed

 

Moisture

Well-drained soil

 

Soil

Loam

 

pH

Acid, Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

1.5 -2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1 – 1.5 metres

Time to Ultimate size

About 20 – 50 Years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass or as a houseplant in a loam-based compost in bright, indirect light. When in growth water moderately and feed with a balanced fertiliser once a month. Water sparingly in winter

 

Propagation

Propagate from seed or suckers

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal

 

How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

 

Pests

Red spider mites may be a problem under glass

 

Diseases

False smut may attack the leaves

 

Chamaerops Humilis

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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ

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