Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉)
This plant is perfect for your area!
- Mature Height:
- 7 ft at 10 years
10-15 ft. at Maturity
- Mature Width:
- 8-12 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Chamaerops Humilis
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Hardy Palm for Indoors or Out
Tropical beauty, nearly anywhere. That's what you'll get with the European Fan Palm Tree. Its long, fan-shaped leaves grow up to 24 inches long and provide dramatic appeal to gives that undeniable tropical look. Stunning in color, the leaves of the European Fan Palm bring various greens, blues, grays and yellows to your landscape.
And since it's uniquely shaped, it dazzles. The European Fan Palm forms trunks that can grow up to 15 feet in height. The brown textured trunks resemble a pine cone with scales running the entire length, and when this tree matures, it boasts numerous trunks which encircle the main trunk. This layering effect provides interesting depth to any area.
Best of all, it's low-maintenance. Durable and vibrant, the European Fan Palm is one of the easiest palms to own. It's cold hardy down to 20 degrees and is drought resistant.
This rugged beauty, with its robust demeanor, is sure to impress, especially since it can be grown in numerous settings and flourishes in various types of soil. Plus, because it's naturally pest resistant, the European Fan Palm does not require any harmful chemicals
Versatility? Check. In warmer Southern zones, the European Fan Palm can live happily in your outdoor landscape; but those in cooler climates need not miss out on this island delight.
Simply pot your European Fan Palm in a large container to keep out during summer, bringing it indoors when temperatures begin to drop. This species can be used as a pruned decorative addition or left in its beautiful, naturally shrubby state.
Planted in groups, the European Fan Palm forms a fantastic privacy screen that not only creates an intimate setting but offers superb texture. Is there anything this amazing plant can't do?
Don't wait until summer to get your dose of the tropics. Order now to enjoy the European Fan Palm all year - no matter where you live.
Customer Reviews & Photos
Can't wait for it to grow up!
A little small right now only in the ground a month or so looks healthy and easy to take care of.
It came very well packed. looks nice I planted it its only been 3 days But hoping it will grow and add a tropical look to my garden
european fan palm tree
palm tree arrived perfect! just beautiful. packed wonderful. plant was very healthy and lush green. love it love it cant wait till it warms up to put outside . thanks again. very pleased. will order again. great company to do business with.
Planting & Care
European Fan Palm Trees (‘Chamaerops Humilis’) are lush exotic plants with long, fan shaped leaves that mature to heights of 10-15 feet and widths of 8-12 feet. These slow growing trees are best known as being native to Europe and used often as an eye catching shrubs and make a wonderful addition to your landscape. Fan palms prefer full to partial sun in USDA growing zones 4-11 and are hardy down to 20F though it’s only recommended to plant them outdoors in zones 8-11. The ideal planting times for these trees is late spring or early summer.
Location: Place your European Fan Palms in a location that has well draining soil and receives full or partial sunlight. These plants need a minimum of 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. If you are planting your trees as a screen, place them at least 15-20 feet apart to allow room for growth.
Planting Instructions: For warm weather locations, palm trees can be planted pretty much any time of the year. For colder regions, it’s best to wait until the weather warms up a bit before planting. If there is going to be waiting period before you plant, keep the palm’s roots moist, but don’t soak them.
1) Dig a hole that is 2-3 times the width and just as deep as the root ball. Make sure to amend the soil you remove from the hole with some compost.
2) When planting, handle your palm tree carefully as you position it in the hole. Be especially careful of the tree’s roots and the bud (or heart) because this is where your new palm growth will come from.
3) Place the tree in the hole making sure the top of the roots are level with the surrounding soil. Tamp down as you backfill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming.
4) Water the planting site and then mulch to retain soil moisture as well as keep competing growths at bay.
5) Once your tree is planted, place around 1-3 layers of mulch around the base of the plant to help the plant with retaining water.
Watering: Watering for the European fan palm deeply every other or third day; depending on your climate. This is crucial in the first few months after planting the tree. However; if if it rains, reduce the amount of water you provide the tree. It’s best to water at the base to help assist with drainage, reduce fungal issues and leaf scorch during the summer months. After the plant has been in the ground 6 months you can reduce the amount of water to once or twice weekly, depending on your climate.
Fertilization: Nutrients are vital for palm trees to thrive. As a result, it’s best to put your European Palm trees on a fertilization schedule throughout the growing season. Three times a year is typical during the growing season. Feed your plants once in April, June and then again in September. Keep in mind that European palms thrive best when their soil pH is between 5.5 and 6.5. In order to achieve this you can apply palm fertilizers that contain the specific nutrients most suited for Palm trees. The slow release of these nutrients will provide consistent, targeted feeding to help your tree grow strong and healthy. If you prefer, you can use a balanced, slow release formula such as 8-8-8, 8-2-12-4 or a 12-6-12 fertilizer for quicker growth. To avoid yellowing and to maintain a healthy shade of green coloring, feed your tree a few spoons full of Epsom salt or a fertilizer that contains nutrients like manganese which will prevent the yellowing and shriveling of the fronds.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|