Chamaerops humilis ‘Etna Star’
Mediterranean dwarf palm, European fan palm, African hair palm
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.
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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.
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.
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