A native palm tree to the Mediterranean region, the European Fan Palm, Chamaerops humilis can be seen growing extensively in Europe growing as clumps of outside specimen trees or potted in large containers useful as decorative trees outside restaurants and cafes at such cities as Paris, Rome and Athens. European Fan Palm Trees are frequently potted in European countries to decorate restaurants and to promote religious street scenes. The European Fan Palm Tree grows well near the the ocean and tolerates salt water, and has an attractive multi-trunked habit, forming rounded clumps. The European Fan Palm tree has an attractive crown of large, blue-green fan-like leaves to use as an accent or barrier planting that is perfect for containers.
• The European Fan Palm tree can grow outside as far north as Atlanta, Georgia, and is very practical to relocate and survives easily with little transplant shock when moved, even in July. This palm tree tends to grow in large clusters around a center palm tree that is much larger than the offset European Palm Trees, and is very effective in privacy screening around patios and pools. The beautiful leaves of the European Fan Palm Tree are historically used in religious processions on Good Friday and Easter in many nations.
• The European Fan Palm Tree has a moderate resistance to cold, ice and snow, and forms a beautiful landscape specimen at a driveway entrance. They are cold hardy in Zones 8-11. These make excellent additions to your landscape and look great outside a buildings' entrance.
European Fan Palm Tree
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