Chamaerops humilis ‘Etna Star’

Mediterranean dwarf palm, European fan palm, African hair palm

(12 customer reviews)

From £12.95

Chamaerops humilis ‘Etna Star’ is a particularly compact clustering palm, with distinctive, huge green leaves which grow spread out in a very attractive fan form.

Origin: W and C Mediterranean
Genus: Chamaerops
Species / Cultivar: humilis "Etna star"
Common Name: Mediterranean dwarf palm, European fan palm, African hair palm
Synonym: Chamaerops humilis var. humilis

Plant Biography

Chamaerops humilis is the only species in the genus Chamaerops, though the genus is closely related to the Asian genus Trachycarpus, differing in the spined petioles, and its multi-stemmed clustering habit.

The Dwarf Fan Palm is a beautiful specimen plant for any garden. Unpruned it grows into an attractive shrubby form. If pruned, it will grow into a single trunk tree form. This palm works perfectly to add an accent to the border of the garden, or particularly well in a container for a patio or deck.

Chamaerops humilis ‘Etna Star’
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Slow
This plant is particularly slow to grow, even during growing season.
Water Requirement: Medium
Once it is established, this plant is likely to only require watering during drier periods.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun
Wants direct, unfiltered sunlight most of the day, such as a south facing position.
Eventual Height: 2m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1-2m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.

Expert Tip

If a Chamaerops humilis is grown in too much shade it will lose its signature compact form.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

If grown in a colder area, Chamaerops humilis it can be kept in a container to bring indoors when necessary, so long as it’s in a bright, sunny spot.

It prefers a bright and sunny location, but will tolerate part shade. However, if it’s grown in too much shade it will lose its compact form.

We couldn’t be more happy. The plant arrived well packed and in excellent condition, there was nothing to disappoint.

Anne H

We couldn’t be more happy. The plant arrived well packed and in excellent condition, there was nothing to disappoint.

12 customer reviews for Chamaerops humilis ‘Etna Star’

Thanks for the fan pam that arrived in excellent condition. It now shines in my garden.

Colin L. (verified owner)

Excellent plant, really good quality and has settled in well in the ground already. There was a bit of an initial mix up with the order where they thought it was out of stock – which the lad on the phone sorted out brilliantly and fair play scoured the site until he found the last one – cant complain at all.

The quality of the palms is excellent.

Paul W. (verified owner)

thank you for getting the other plant to me what was missing from other , keep up the good work and thank you again for sorting

Peter C. (verified owner)

Im very pleased with the quality of my palm, the way it was packed for delivery and the courier service.

Gay B.

We couldn’t be more happy. The plant arrived well packed and in excellent condition, there was nothing to disappoint. We were kept fully notified throughout and delivery was on time. We have bought before from the Palm Centre and they always offer an excellent service, with good and friendly advice when asked. Thoroughly recommend for good quality plants.

Anne H.

Just had delivery of this beauty. Delivery was super fast , the plant was extremely well packed and in top condition. Cannot wait to plant it. Would highly recommend the palm centre.

Carrie A.

Stunning, healthy plant. Bargain price. Superior quality and service. Definitely buy from them again.

Sarah

Beautiful palm arrived in perfect condition and was bigger than expected. Looks magnificent, and I am a very happy customer who will definitely be buying more from this company.

Parminder

Delivery service and packaging was excellent. Plant condition was very good and is already shown signs of growth. Will certainly buy from here again.

Gordon Collett

Prompt delivery. Fantastic strong plant. Pleasure to deal with. Thank you.

Diana Stoimenova

Exceptional service, clear product description (with sizing reference), well packaged & finally, excellent quality plants. 10 on 10!

juzzathe

Good strong palm great value.

john shaw