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Chamaerops humilis
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Chamaerops humilis

Mediterranean Fan Palm
Arecaceae (Palmae)
Palms and cycads

Probably one of the 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 a height of 20 ft.; may also reach 20 ft. wide. Growth is extremely slow in northern part of range. Green to bluish green leaves on spiny leafstalks. Use plants in containers, mass under trees, or grow as an impenetrable hedge. Tolerates poor soil, strong winds.

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