Mediterranean Fan Palm

Trachycarpus wagnerianus

Chamaerops humilis (Mediterranean Fan Palm) - full view

Full view

Chamaerops humilis (Mediterranean Fan Palm) - frond

Foliage detail

Chamaerops humilis (Mediterranean Fan Palm) - bark

Bark detail

  • Size:

    Height: up to 20'; Spread: up to 20'

  • Growth:

    Slow

  • Character:

    Evergreen; palm with multiple trunks.

  • Foliage:

    Dark green fan-shaped leaves 2-3'.

  • Flower:

    Small yellow flowers on short panicles.

  • Fruit:

    Inconspicuous

  • Bark:

    Dark brown or light green, fibrous.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Low. Prune dead fronds.

  • Tolerance:

    Drought (once established), some shade, any soil, coastal conditions, and high winds.

  • Special Considerations:

    Prefers wide basin. Grows multiple trunks. Prefers water and fertilizer, but will do okay without.

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to the Mediterranean. Hardier than other palms.