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Chamaerops humilis
Chamaerops humilis

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Chamaerops humilis

Mediterranean Fan Palm
Arecaceae (Palmae)
Palms and cycads

Probably one of hardiest palms; has survived brief (but not prolonged) temperature drops to 0°F/–18°C or a bit lower. Clumps slowly develop from offshoots, curving to height of 20 ft.; may also reach 20 ft. wide. Growth extremely slow in northern part of range. Green to bluish green leaves on spiny leafstalks. Used plants in containers, mass under trees, grown as impenetrable hedge. Tolerates poor soil, strong winds.

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