Chamaerops humilis

Mediterranean Fan Palm

(101 customer reviews)

From £9.95

A beautiful and extremely tough palm, and deservedly one of our most popular.

The Mediterranean Fan Palm is a small clustering palm, with distinctive, huge green leaves which spread out in a very attractive fan form.

Chamaerops humilis is tolerant of drought once established, suited to sun or part shade, a cold garden or hot conservatory, exposed gardens or balcony planters – this palm is remarkably easy to look after and grow.

Origin: Mediterranean Europe
Genus: Chamaerops
Species / Cultivar: humilis
Common Name: Mediterranean Fan Palm

Plant Biography

Native to the Mediterranean and Southwestern Europe, Chamaerops humilis is the northernmost naturally occurring palm in the world, found as north as the south coast of France.

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 Mediterranean 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 corner of the landscape, or in a container for a patio or deck.

Chamaerops humilis
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Slow
Expect to see quite small amounts of growth over the years.
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 to Part Shade
Enjoys direct sun most of the day, but tolerant of fewer sunlit hours or light dappling.
Eventual Height: 3m
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

Chamaerops humilis has better winter hardiness than most other palms, tolerating brief dips to -6 to -9C. If grown in a colder area, 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.

"Beautiful Palm, looks great in my new raised bed. I am ordering another one. Price is unbelievable for such a quality plant."

Ronnie Smith

"Beautiful Palm, looks great in my new raised bed. I am ordering another one. Price is unbelievable for such a quality plant."

101 customer reviews for Chamaerops humilis

Beautiful, healthy plant. Bigger than expected. This is the second time I’ve bought from The Palm Centre and been more than satisfied. I’m looking to purchase again soon!

Rachel Gowreesunker (verified owner)

Beautiful & healthy plant. Very happy with my purchase.

TK (verified owner)

Yeserday I received the most gorgeous plant.It was extremely well packed with a perfect box. It was despatched really quickly and it makes my collection of palms from here a collection of five.I am a returning customer and have bought other plants from here all are flourishing

Ann Hughes (verified owner)

Ordered 3 Chamaerops Humilis, Etna Star. Delivered in a couple of days. All 3 plants healthy and as described. I have bought some huge palms from this company in the past and I have never been disappointed. Well done to the Palm Centre

Margaret Tomlinson

Strong healthy plant,well packaged,would buy from again

Anthony Hopkins (verified owner)

Beautiful, healthy plants delivered promptly and in excellent condition. Very impressed. No doubt I will be back to buy some more.

David (verified owner)

great plant and amazing condition

Ben (verified owner)

Great plants arrived well packed. Big size for the price. Nice helpful courrier.
Very pleased

Sylvain D.

Really pleased, great specimen and healthy fan palm. Well packaged arrived in great condition. Great price as well. Would definitely recommend The Palm Centre.

Will B.

Thank you so much for my order that arrived today.
I could not fault their condition, or the way they were boxed. Both are a very professional job. You should be proud of yourselves for such quality and good service.
Thank you once again.
Brian Smith

Brian S.

Absolutely thrilled with the Palms. Excellent service and delivery.
Cant wait to plant them, also to thank you for answering my queries.
Will be back to purchase more.
Juliet Sparks

juliet S.

Good service and good quality.better than other suppliers

john H.

Well packaged and very healthy looking plants, I would definitely recommend.

Michael O.

Excellent quality plant and fast delivery.
I would not hesitate to purchase from again and would highly recommend to anyone.

Margie D.

Just what I wanted. Perfect for our recently renovated garden and patio.

Andrew Budge

What excellent service from The Palm Centre. Ordered two of the palms on Monday and I received them Friday mid-morning. They are gorgeous, just what I have been wanting for ages. The palms were well wrapped and protected for delivery. I will probably treat myself to another variety in the near future. Cant thank The Palm Centre enough.

Elizabeth L.

I ordered three of these palm trees, arrived quickly and very well packedged. In good condition and look really really nice. Good price as well.

Philip C.

Fantastic plant, delighted with everything!

Maureen B.

Very impressed with this plant. Well packaged and arrived on time. It’s a really good size and is doing great in my garden, in Sheffield, up to now!

Claire R.

Beautiful healthy plants. Im so happy with purchase, will definitely be back for more!


The Palms arrived on time. Very surprised at how healthy they looked and how large and mature they were. Fantastic value, thank you.

Paul F.

This plant was bigger than expected at a great price looks healthy will definitely be ordering other items.

robert W.

Absolutely love it , was apprehensive with postage cost but well worth it , plant better then expected and very healthy , bigger then expected 5 stars

Sally ward

The palm was delivered along with the canary island palm. Again, perfect packaging and great condition. The palms look fantastic in our garden

Tracy M.

I ordered this 80/100cm chamaerops to fill a space in my wind tunnel of a front garden just a stones throw from the beach. Its a beautiful little specimen, in great condition and looks totally at home next to the larger cordyline australis which I bought from the Palm Centre a year ago and which has grown around 80cm in that time.

Barry S.

I am delighted with my new palm tree. It arrived safely in great packaging and am very pleased with it. I wouldn’t hesitate buying a second!

Joanne W.

Ordered this during the COVID lockdown so delivery was advertised as taking longer than usual… got an email keeping me up to date during the process and once notified it was on its way, delivery was in line with target.

Plant was well packaged, we’ve planted it in the garden and will let it settle in now… final
Plant in an “exotics” bed with tree ferns and Musa plants…

Looks great

kat H.

Lovely plants , good condition, well cared for thank you

Donna A.

Really impressed with this plant, bigger than I thought it would be and in great condition. And heavier!

Paul W.

From the Easy to use website and helpful and courteous staff placing and amending our order was simple and hassle free.

We were kept informed of estimated and actual delivery information and the palms came well packaged delivered by a lovely helpful driver.

The palms themselves were healthy and were much larger and established than we expected

All in all a wonderful Experience

Thank you would recommend and will be buying again

Sharon C.

Purchased this and an olive tree as first time customers. Plant in brilliant condition and on the upper size of height expected ! It’s a lovely plant, very satisfied. Couldn’t have been any better and speedy delivery given lockdown.

Kelly Fordham

Been ordering plants on line for a number of years, but must say plants from The Palm Centre are the healthiest, best looking plants ever. Well packaged and excellent communication regarding delivery

William R.

Delivery of this lovely palm was as agreed and on time. The palm was packaged really well and it was larger than I expected.
I would highly recommend the palm centre.

David W.

Fantastic service from start to finish, kept up to date throughout, delivered on date promised! Packaged very well, and stunning looking plants. This is my 3rd, absolutely love! Thank you Palmcentre.

Pamela H.

A very healthy palm and perfect for a garden container.

Alison M.

Just received my Chamaerops and they were very well packaged and in great condition. The customer service was very good when I wanted to tweak my order. Thank you Palm Centre!

Mark G.

Very healthy plants, just like the picture which was much appreciated. Great service too. Very impressed. Will buy from the Palm Centre again.

Judith W.

These plants are a great size and excellent quality. I am happy with my purchase and will be purchasing more in the future!

Jessica M.

We were initially apprehensive about buying a plant unseen, but we were very surprised & pleased when it arrived. Well protected, in excellent condition and exactly as per delivery advice.
The plant itself is an extremely good specimen which looks fantastic on our patio. Its even flowering, much to my wifes delight!

Michael John B.

Ordered this beautiful specimen for our garden whilst stuck in lockdown, with the opportunity to get the garden looking good for the summer, cannot wait to get it planted.

Sam B.

Really happy with service from ordering to receiving , The Palm looks fantastic and healthy , here’s hoping it will continue to do so

Susan S.

The plants arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Extremely well packed with clear instructions for planting. Delighted with the results.

Maurice P.

plant not long been delivered, well packaged, well protected, & watered, excellent healthy condition, cant wait to plant it, brilliant courier, friendly, polite & very courteous

Lorraine B.

Beauty plants with excellent service. We will be using you again. Thank you.

Philip B.

I bought two Chamaerops from the Palm Centre 20 years ago and planted them in the garden. They look magnificent now. No amount of wind or weather bothers Chamaerops, it looks healthy no matter what. The Trachycarpus I planted at the same time grew faster, but they always look a bit battered by the wind. So Chamaerops is my favourite. It slowly but surely grows into a very striking specimen.

Gary P.

Large healthy plant,very happy with purchase.

Arwel O.

The plant arrived very well packaged even earlier than i had expected. Delighted with the standard of plant and with the thought and care which went in to the transprtation. Would happily use this comapny again for other plants

Brian L.

Fine plant, excellent value.

Keith B.

Arrived before expected. Well wrapped and protected good specimens. Thank you.

Paul N.

Absolutely thrilled with my two new palms which arrived by courier today. They are exactly as described online and looked well packaged and very healthy. The price was much cheaper than our local garden centre and I will be recommending the palm centre to my friends!

carol W.

My Chamaerops humilis arrived in perfect condition, beautifully packed and an excellent specimen.

john E.

lovely plant arrived in top class condition

Thomas B.

Absolutely thrilled with my new babies. Healthy and well looked after when they arrived and very well packaged with care.
I will be back no doubt for more to tend my Palm/Tropical plants obsession 🙂 Thank you

Sharmin J.

Palm arrived well packaged and in excellent health. The palm was exactly as described (dimension wise) with lots of foliage on it. Delivery was incredibly swift and easy to track.. overall very very impressed by this company. Would highly recommend and will certainly use again..

Iain R.

Excellent service, plant arrived on time, in very good condition, very well packed. Very pleased with all aspects of the service. Thanks for the hardy palm care details.

Greg M.

After my previous purchase, I bought another 2 smaller ones to compliment the larger one. Equally excellent quality & they look great. Another two very healthy plants.


Fantastic plant – bigger than I anticipated & really healthy. Great value for money. I love the fact that they always package their plants really well & the courier they use handles the parcels with respect. Will definitely order from Palm Centre again.


Ordered two Chamaerops Humilis – 7ltr pots. Received 2 days after ordering, well packed, perfect condition. Totally delighted with the product and service. What more can I say?

Peter Swallow

Fantastic value 7l plants. Bought 10 for rooftop pots do hoped theyd all be roughly equal sized/ shaped. Couldnt be happier with the high quality – and yes they are all v similar so look superb. Healthy on delivery especially good bearing in mind the heatwave we were having

Darrell Gale

Received my 2 50ltr palms last week and have to say I am very impressed with the quality and size, much bigger than anticipated. They arrived in perfect condition. Now planted in my newly landscaped garden and look stunning, very happy. Highly recommend the Palm Centre.


Good service and healthy plants though bit of a difference on size

Sue W

I have just received my order of 14 palms today all very healthy. I asked could i have them held for me until the always looked forward to payday and they did no problem. The second time i have ordered and it wont be the last, great company and great prices. I even got a call off a man called Tudor and he was great and a very pleasant man and was a pleasure to deal with. 🙂

alan johnson

I received the two palms I ordered exactly when advised. The condition of both plants and how they had been packed was outstanding. I have since ordered two Yuccas from this company on the strength of this order.

Stewart Brown

First time I have ordered plants online and was delighted with the efficiency and especially the quality of the plants. Will def order more from The Palm Centre. Many thanks

Anne Quartermain

Received my 2nd batch of the Chamaerops Humilis palms last week (6 plants) Very nice specimens, very well packaged and in very good condition, also some golden ferns which are already thriving. Highly recommended. Will keep an eye out for some from the Palm Centre.

Steve McAvoy

Just received my Chamaerops humillis along with several others – what a magnificent palm, it is about 5 foot tall, super robust and healthy. My plants arrived well packaged with a very friendly courier who was interested in the delivery, I jokingly said I hoped he had been talking to the plants in transit and he replied yes, he had even sung to them lol. Every plant is in tip top condition, I will have no hesitation in placing further orders and recommending The Palm Centre to others. Thank you so much.

Pam Starr

Fabulous healthy plants and fast, well packed delivery. Will look great with our Phormiums and Cordylines. THANK YOU.

Lesley Scott

I ordered two Chamaerops humillis and was so surprised how fast the delivery was (24 hours). The plants were extremely healthy and a good size, also they were packaged in such a way that they would not be damaged in transit. I was so happy with not just the plants, but the delivery and packaging that I ordered three more and will definitely be ordering more plants from here. Well done Palm Centre for your excellent customer service and customer experience. I will definitely recommend you to others.


We have bought from Palm Centre before and made a bigger order this time – including 2 Chamaerops humilis. Again, the order arrived beautifully packaged with plants in lovely condition. Can highly recommend the Palm Centre.

V Lambell

We visited the Palm Centre for the first time today though weve bought quite a lot from them via the Internet over recent years. We were greeted by an incredibly helpful young lady and as we knew what we wanted, we selected a really beautiful Chamerops Hubilis within about 15 minutes. We feel like expectant parents and cant wait to get the spikey devil into its new home. Thank you SO much all at the Palm Centre, your second to none and everything weve had from you has been healthy and really thrived.


Bought 2 Chamaerops Humilis which arrived in excellent condition with loads of packaging to keep them safe, very pleased with these plants


Fantastic palms in superb condition as usual

Norma norminton

Beautiful palm, very delighted with the quality and size. I rang for advise about re-potting, the lady I spoke to was extremely helpful, with a very nice manner. I would highly recommend this centre, and hope to order again in the near future.


Two very helpful lady members of staff helped me make my purchase at the Palm Centre of a 45 litre Chamaerops which was wrapped and loaded into my car by an equally helpful gent. 5 hours later the palm was in the ground at home looking stunning with its meter-plus of trunk. A really beauty and at a good price. Very happy.

Ed Croft

Just received two beautiful Chamaerops Humilis and two ferns in perfect condition. Excellent value for money. Thanks.


Palm tree showed up quickly and in excellent condition. Delighted with the quality and with the service.


Delighted with my 12 Ltr Chaemerops humilis. I took telephone advice from a very helpful member of staff before deciding on my purchase. I placed an order on line, it arrived quicker than anticipated was very well packaged but above all was in excellent condition. Thank you very much.

Janet Stevens

Received 2 12ltr pots of the chamaerops and musa basjoo. Great looking plants. Did have one or two issues but these were very quickly sorted out in a very professional manner. Will definitely be using your company again! Well done and thank you.

Richard Perry

Ordered a single trunk chamerops humilis and stated on the order that i want to single trunked like the one in the picture,a few days later my parcel came and was dissapointed as a multitrunked chamaerops with a giant crack right through middle of pot.1 star for bad service online,will next time order on phone or go to shop.

Palm Centre replies: Dear Nathan, the palm tree that was chosen for you was exactly like the picture. As my colleagues explained to you over the phone, the suckers that grow next to the main trunk are not other trunks, and they will shoot out regularly from the ground. Chamaerops humilis is a well known species for its bushiness, which require regular pruning.
We do apologize for the pot being cracked on arrival, its unfortunate what happened. We have forwarded the complaint to the courier.
However, the pots we u
se to deliver the plants are nursery pots used only to hold the root ball in place until the plant reaches its final place (a new pot or ground), they are not ment to keep the plant for long, as it might stress it out pretty quick.


Extremely well packed, arrived in excellent condition and is thriving

Keith Rayment

plants arrived day after i ordered them. larger than i expected .healthy and beautiful.i am very happy

jenny watkins

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


Very nice healthy plant, arrived quick, came in very spacious box. Replant it a week ago – seems slowly growing good. Thank you! Definitely will visit your centre soon.


Superb service. The Palm arrived well packaged and I was amazed at the size and condition of the tree. It was a real bargain and I would say to anyone thinking of buying this tree to go for it as you wont be disappointed.will certainly use the palm centre again.

Mike W

Lovely plant, very healthy and well packaged, will be buying from you again 5*


Bought the 35 litre version in early May. The plant that arrived was a superbly bushy, healthy, multi-stemmed version. Planted in our exotic corner next to a tree fern, a banana, and a Japanese maple. Looks great, and at what a great price as well.

Qamar Z

Fantastic plants ! I ordered two of the 55 litre size and they are both great quality. Far superior to any I have seen in my local nurseries or garden centres. They look the business in their new huge black pots. Two of my friends have been to see them and are both going to order from you. I too will definitely be ordering again. My next purchase will be this week in fact. Maybe a large sago palm. Cant wait to see it.


We are very pleased with this plant and the excellent service we received from The Palm Centre. Our plant was delivered very securely packaged and the plant was beautiful, so thank you!

Anne Blake

I ordered 6 plants including this one and all are excellent and now living in my exotic garden near York.

Jon Kelly

Great service, great tree, thank you. All you can ask of a website. Quality and service

m adams

Another healthy looking Palm to complement my garden. Once again a very good price for such a quality plant, good delivery, prompt service as always. Ronnie

Ronnie Smith

Beautiful Palm, looks great in my new raised bed. I am ordering another one. Price is unbelievable for such a quality plant. Ronnie.

Ronnie Smith

Another stunning palm, thank you.


A1 service and Palm in excellent condition


Palm just arrived, beautifully packaged and amazing value for money – thank you

Carole Martin

Palms arrived as arranged. Absolutely beautiful specimens – far superior to any that weve looked at in our local garden centres. The Palm Centre is definitely somewhere that we will be buying from again!

David Corlett

Excellent service. Ordered a Mosa Basjoo banana tree and got a Palm tree free , which i deffo wasnt expecting , a big thank you . Wife not happy as i know have in my garden 10 palms , 3 olive trees and 1 Banana tree. oh happy days :):):)

R Buck

I have several of these that I bought 20 years ago from the Palm Centre. They look wonderful. Mine are in free-draining, rather poor quality soil. They have grown very well and are surprisingly big now. They have survived the harshest winters without batting an eyelid. The leaves always look great, no amount of wind or cold seems to trouble them. You might need to trim off runners occasionally if you want to have a few big trunks rather than lots of small ones. Apart from that, they just

Gary Parker

Beautiful palms. Arrived strong, healthy & in perfect condition. I bought the 7.5 litre, bigger than expected. Bargain price. They look great. Very good service too.


This is my second purchase from The Palm Centre and I am very satisfied. This is a lovely palm that looks great in the garden. I like its shorter height/shrub appearance, which compliments my other taller palm tree. I purchased the 3 litre pot which is a nice size plant and Im looking forward to watching it grow. It arrived in excellent condition.

Andrew Babbage

I bought a nice youngish specimen to replace an older one which I lost in the harsh winter two years ago. It is a good quality plant and is coming along nicely. I have it in a tub and it is starting to get some shape now.

Colin in Cheshire