Chamaerops Excelsa is a nice looking little palm that can stand very low temperatures, down to -15 degrees. Thanks to that fact, it is widely spread all over Europe, for example. It will survive frost, but also the temperatures up to 40 degrees. This plant looks great in every garden, placed in full sun, if there is a possibility for that. Widely used in landscape architecture.
When the winter is too cold for it, place the plant in some large pot, and bring it in. It is native to Europe, and you will find it in France, Spain or Malta, just about everywhere. It is also quite popular in Northern Africa, especially Morocco.
Chamaerops humilis may look like a shrub, with stems all growing from the same base. Fan palms are so decorative, and this one can grow to 5 m. Every leaf has numerous leaflets, each with the spine used for protection of different animals. Summer flowers will become green fruits in time.
Appealing looks, low maintenance and high weather resistance are the main reasons for the popularity of those plants. They are widely used for decorating business areas, city streets and individual gardens. Leaves can be used for different purposes, for example for making brooms. Fruits are used in medicine, as an astringent.
Trachycarpus fortunei or Chusan Fan Palm is the most resistant palm, maybe. Fan shaped leaves make it very appealing, like all its relatives. That’s why it’s also quite popular and appreciated among gardeners, but also among numerous landscape architects. In extremely cold environment, maybe you should consider putting it in a large pot during winter.
The perfect soil for every palm is very well drained one. Anyway, it does like to get large amounts of water. They will be satisfied in some shaded places, but they prefer to be in full sun anyway. There are some little differences among variants, so try to find out more about yours, to give it only the best.
Trachycarpus fortunei or Chusan Fan Palm is a small tree, up to 2 m in diameter. Its green, luxurious, semi-deciduous broad leaves will have nice yellow flowers in June and July. This Windmill palm will be happiest placed in sun, with lots of place and air.
Chamaerops Humilis Cerifera (Blue Leaves) origins from Morocco, where it’s very popular, especially in landscape design. It is extremely high resistant to very high and very low temperatures, and it can also survive droughts. Placed in full sun, it will surely enjoy. This doesn’t mean it won’t adapt on other conditions, and this fact makes it very widely spread.
Decorative blue fan palms make an appealing contrast with other green plants in your garden, and you will surely enjoy having it. Many people consider this plant to be a perfect choice, even for smaller gardens. Transforming yours into tropical paradise cannot be a wrong decision.
Chamaerops Excelsa is cold and hot weather resistant plant that looks very decorative. Besides, it requires very little maintenance, doesn’t need too much space and really makes a difference in your garden. Choose the variant you prefer, and come back for more. You won’t be sorry.
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